Turnbull Wine Cellars

Black Label Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon

9.583 ratings
9.411 pro ratings
Oakville, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Henrik Poulsen

Sampled 4/29/2019 at “Taste of Oakville”.
95+ pts.

Sampled 4/29/2019 at “Taste of Oakville”.
95+ pts.

1 person found it helpfulMay 12th, 2019
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.4

Thank you @richardmiyake for bringing this incredible wine. The first young Turnbull for us and what a treat.

Deep purplish red. Tons of blackberries on the nose once it started to open up, followed by notes of anise and solid minerality. Heavy tannins (8/10) and full bodied. Rich yet tight on the palate with some blackberries, dark gravel, cinnamon and a little floral. Long and lingering finish. Drink till 2035. Needed an hour or so in the decanter to open up.

Thank you @richardmiyake for bringing this incredible wine. The first young Turnbull for us and what a treat.

Deep purplish red. Tons of blackberries on the nose once it started to open up, followed by notes of anise and solid minerality. Heavy tannins (8/10) and full bodied. Rich yet tight on the palate with some blackberries, dark gravel, cinnamon and a little floral. Long and lingering finish. Drink till 2035. Needed an hour or so in the decanter to open up.

1 person found it helpfulMay 24th, 2018
Andy Christiansen

Getting damn close to great and could be with time. Surprised by slightly damp/stinky quality to nose that added nice layer of character not seen in lower level Trunbull cabs.

Getting damn close to great and could be with time. Surprised by slightly damp/stinky quality to nose that added nice layer of character not seen in lower level Trunbull cabs.

1 person found it helpfulMar 8th, 2017
jesus g

Hospitality Schramsberg Vineyards

9.4

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Dec 19th, 2016
Alex MacDonald

2012

Mar 26th, 2015
Skip Smyser

Turnbull’s top dog is a very good Cab! Lingering mid pallet taste with great tannins.

Turnbull’s top dog is a very good Cab! Lingering mid pallet taste with great tannins.

Mar 4th, 2020
Skip Smyser

Big & Bold

Big & Bold

Mar 4th, 2020
Todd Doolan

Drinking quite nicely. 1hr decant. Big nose with a small bit of curry. Savory meat & bramble with iron pulling up the rear. Should last a long time

Drinking quite nicely. 1hr decant. Big nose with a small bit of curry. Savory meat & bramble with iron pulling up the rear. Should last a long time

Jan 22nd, 2020
Eric Godin

Everything this wine is about is dark, dried, intense. Tar and figs with stewed berries on the nose yield ever-so-briefly to some bright red raspberries on the tongue but, within the course of a second, dry out and deepen to dried blackberries and figs, then further still to paste and dare I say to completely dehydrated. From there is transitions perfectly into an agressive, yet polished medium tannic finish. Every glass does the same, and it's a fun quick ride. Braised short ribs didn't hold much to this, but the blacklabel it did its job proudly. It's a proud wine, who gives off the quick impression that it is approachable and friendly, then unyeildingly drags you into it's deep, dark personality and doesn't care what you think.

Everything this wine is about is dark, dried, intense. Tar and figs with stewed berries on the nose yield ever-so-briefly to some bright red raspberries on the tongue but, within the course of a second, dry out and deepen to dried blackberries and figs, then further still to paste and dare I say to completely dehydrated. From there is transitions perfectly into an agressive, yet polished medium tannic finish. Every glass does the same, and it's a fun quick ride. Braised short ribs didn't hold much to this, but the blacklabel it did its job proudly. It's a proud wine, who gives off the quick impression that it is approachable and friendly, then unyeildingly drags you into it's deep, dark personality and doesn't care what you think.

May 1st, 2019
Greg Bennett

Boooolllldddd! Turnbull was a great experience in Napa. We encountered their wines haphazardly and bought this bottle for an occasion. Opened at Atlanta's best steakhouse for an anniversary. Great times.

Boooolllldddd! Turnbull was a great experience in Napa. We encountered their wines haphazardly and bought this bottle for an occasion. Opened at Atlanta's best steakhouse for an anniversary. Great times.

Oct 27th, 2018