2018 Oakville Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
"this bottling is the pinnacle of what oakville represents and tastes like each vintage. this is a barrel selection from the finest parcels of our estate vineyards in oakville, crafted in a classic style to speak to the truest expression of the sites we consider ourselves lucky to farm."
—peter heitz, winemaker.
Our ode to the world-renowned appellation of Oakville returns with the release of our 2018 Oakville Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, which dazzles on all levels and is not-to-be-missed.
Aromatics of lifted red berries and fresh, savory spices dance about a pure core of crème de cassis, black cherry, graphite, and blue violets. These aromatic beginnings fuse and energize a rich-toned, beautifully concentrated mid-palate, stirred with sweet tannins and capped with purity and a focusing finish.
Our last vintage of Oakville Reserve sold out in mere months: don't miss your chance to enjoy this extraordinary wine of time and place.
praise for 2018 oakville reserve cabernet sauvignon
“The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve (only 49 barrels produced) gives up impressive blue fruits (cassis, blueberries) to go with medium to full-bodied richness, a rounded, opulent texture, beautiful mid-palate depth, and classic notes of lead pencil and tobacco. It's another balanced, impeccably made wine from this team that's well worth seeking out. It's up with some of the top values in the vintage.”
"Turnbull 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve is a blend of the Turnbull sites in Oakville. Succulent dark cherry, plum, spice, new leather licorice and tobacco give this plush Cabernet a good deal of complexity. I would prefer to drink it over the next handful of years, while the flavors remain bright. Lavender, raspberry, rose petal, spice, menthol and graphite linger. As is so often the case, the Reserve offers serious quality in its price range. 2024 – 2033”
“A layered and flavorful cabernet with cherry, currant and mushroom aromas and flavors. It’s full-bodied and nicely structured with a delicious finish.”
"The 2018 Turnbull Oakville Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is a beautiful, finesse-driven wine that is already showing beautifully in its youth. Right away the cassis and anise tones capture your attention as tilled soil undertones also arouse aromatically. The palate is fresh and vibrant with gobs of acidity and medium-bodied dark fruit, tobacco and damp earthy tones. Great enjoy now, this has a long way to go in the cellar. Drink 2021-2035."