2016 Leopoldina Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
Situated atop the Oakville Bench, the Leopoldina Vinyard offers its westward-facing vines rocky, red volcanic soils and dramatic inclines - the ideal terroir for producing wines that flow with aromatic intrigue and unparalleled freshness.
This 2016 single-vineyard offering is a showcase of Leopoldina to its core, balancing impressive body with elegant focus and restraint.
Exquisite, dark florals warm the nose to an incredibly layered bouquet of black cherry and cassis. Rich plums, blackberries, and tobacco envelop the midpalate with classic restraint and structure that is undeniably Leopoldina in quality and taste. This is a wine that knows where it comes from, as its assured sense of authenticity and place carries beautifully through its timeless finish.
praise for 2016 leopoldina cabernet sauvignon
"The deep garnet-purple colored 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Leopoldina Vineyard offers a stunning nose of roses, violets and kirsch over a core of cassis, dark chocolate, cigar box and forest floor with a waft of wild thyme. Medium to full-bodied and laden with tightly would black fruit and floral layers, it has a solid line of ripe, grainy tannins and a very long, vivacious finish."
"The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Leopoldina Vineyard is a powerful, voluptuous wine. Dark cherry, cedar, licorice, rose petal and spice are beautifully layered in a full-throttle wine loaded with personality. Even with all of its obvious intensity, the 2016 has quite a bit of freshness and lift to play off the distinctly red-fruit leaning profile. The Leopoldina is super-concentrated, but never overly heavy. The Leopoldina Cabernet emerges from Turnbull's Weitz Vineyard in Oakville."