This wine is exuberant and a pure expression of joy. It is full of energy, vibrant and fresh, and possesses a rare combination of delicate finesse and driving focus, like the taught muscles of a sprinter’s legs ready to explode off the block. The alluvial fans of red volcanic soil from this sunny, gently sloping site at the edge of the Oakville Bench, produce the signature notes of bright Rainier Cherries, fall spice, and fine grain tea tannins. At first open, the wine beckons, asking to be visited again and again. It’s approachable and enticing now, and will evolve to offer even more intrigue and interest with age.
“The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Fortuna Vineyard is another candidate for perfection with a few more years of bottle age. Inky bluish/purple with wonderfully sweet blue and black fruits and floral notes. The wood seems perfectly integrated, the wine full-bodied and multi-dimensional, extremely long and pure. This is an unbelievable effort in this great vintage and should prove to be a future legacy wine for Turnbull Wine Cellars. Forget it for 5-6 years and drink it over the following 30+.” – 99 points, Robert Parker
Alcohol by Vol. 14.5%