2018 Leopoldina Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
“the leopoldina vineyard cabernet sauvignon is always about power and density, texture and structure. half of this particular vintage of leopoldina cab comes from the pierra vineyard block—the cascades of which are generous in this wine. it’s thrilling, and if you ask me, this is one of the wines of the vintage.” -peter heitz, winemaker
Aromatics of dark cherries, dusted blackberries, plums, and creamy cassis practically bounce out of the glass, as tannin-coated, structural dust lures the first sip. From nose to first taste is thrilling, like spelunking into an abyss of dark flavor, stirring a sense of adventure in your glass and in your heart with each sip. The mid-palate picks up where the aromatics left off, fulfilling aromatic dreams. Textural rails move the wine through the mid-palate, binding its flavors into a perfect I-beam (you’ll know it when you taste it) of fruit power, which continues endlessly through the finish.
praise for 2018 leopoldina vineyard cabernet sauvignon
"The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Leopoldina Vineyard is another stellar offering from Turnbull. Winemaker Peter Heitz coaxes unreal finesse from this eastern Oakville site in the Leopoldina, a Cabernet that simply has it all. Jammy red-toned fruit, iron, dried flowers, chalk and blood orange all come alive with a bit of time in the glass. This is a gorgeous Oakville Cabernet endowed with terrific aromatic complexity and energy."
–Antonio Galloni, Vinous. 97 Points.
“The 2018 Turnbull Leopoldina Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon displays a deep garnet-purple color, leaping form the glass with bright, energetic scents of blackcurrant pastilles, redcurrant jelly, black cherry compote and candied violets plus nuances of unsmoked cigars, fragrant earth, pencil shavings and iron ore. Full-bodied, rich and decadent in the mouth, the gorgeous, densely packed black fruit is beautifully contrasted by alluring tension and a wonderfully plush texture, finishing long with lots of floral and mineral fireworks.”
–Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. 95 Points.
“The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Leopoldina Vineyard comes from a single vineyard outside of Oakville. It has a beautiful blueberry and mulberry-driven perfume as well as plenty of spring flowers, bouquet garni, graphite, and violet aromas and flavors. Beautifully textured, medium to full-bodied, and incredibly elegant, it has a juicy spine of acidity as well as upwards of 25 years of longevity.”