2016 Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon
“Black Label is a story of two alter egos coming together: Leopoldina Vineyard fruit meets Fortuna Vineyard fruit. The core of our Black Label comes from Leopoldina Vineyard; that’s where we get that big, darkly brooding fruit note with rich, hedonistic tones, and huge structure and texture. Then, we add fruit from Fortuna Vineyard to bring in more lift and focus, making the wine prettier and longer. These are two fantastic, but different, vineyard sites. And the beauty in their differences is wonderfully highlighted by this wine.”
-Peter Heitz, Winemaker
Our Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon represents our heart of darkness and the barrels that simultaneously dominate with flavor and mystify with intrigue.
Note the opulent black currant and ripened plum compote that commingles with aromas of exotic spices, hinting to the brooding and intrinsically powerful core within. Surrender to its dangerously smooth entry and become enraptured within mesmerizing richness. Dimpled tannins accelerate with incredible focus and width, enveloping the mid-palate with notes of black mulberries, crème de cassis, juniper, and graphite. This enchanting darkness carries through the endless finish with such beauty and clarity, that the true prize is in the patience and self-restraint to enjoy…slowly.
praise for 2016 black label
"A big, huge wine, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Black Label shows the more exotic personality of the year. Super-ripe dark cherry, plum, new leather, licorice and sweet spice notes build as this flamboyantly ripe wine shows off its personality. Readers should expect a full throttle, intense wine built on pure power. Blackberry jam, chocolate, spice, new leather and new oak gain volume in this striking, explosive wine from Turnbull."
"This is a head-turning wine, especially at the price—an impressive study in cohesive elements of black currant, lavender and licorice melded with meaty, lengthy tannin. The black currant gives way to more sumptuous flavors of blueberry and cocoa powder, offering balanced body weight and complexity."
"Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Black Label opens with a beautiful perfume of red roses, black tea, menthol and fragrant earth scents over a core of cassis, warm plums and kirsch plus wafts of cedar and truffles. The palate is medium to full-bodied with exquisitely ripe, fine-grained tannins and oodles of freshness lifting the bright, vivacious fruit layers to a long, perfumed finish."