The Label (Turley) Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 (Napa Valley, California) - [ST 90-92]

The Label
(Turley) Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
(Napa Valley, California) - [ST 90-92]

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Notes from the Winemaker:

2011 marks the second vintage of The Label, the newest project from Turley Wine Cellars. The wine is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from our backyard vineyard on the Turley Estate in St. Helena, in the heart of Napa Valley. Meant to be a contemporary take on the classic Napa Valley Cabernets of yore, the wine has more moderate oak and alcohol levels without sacrificing fruit, texture, or flavor. It is aged for 18 months in 100% French oak of which 60% is used, then bottled in old-school, flat-bottomed Bordeaux bottles.
The name stems from now notorious comments Larry has made regarding some Cabernet disciples; namely, that they tend to drink “the label” as opposed to the wine itself. This wine is a subtle nod to that sentiment; as it happens, eating crow pairs quite well with drinking The Label.

Tasting Note:
Now its 2nd iteration, 2011 The Label has rolled its shoulders back, sat up straight, cracked its knuckles and gotten down to business. In the cooler year, the wine has taken on more structure and gravitas, providing an excellent complement to the wholesome, well-developed fruit. Classic unadulterated Cabernet aromatics of red fruits like cassis and currants are completed on the palate by savory spices and dried herbs. A deeply satisfying wine, well suited for fall’s cooling, contemplative air. The purity and dimension of this medium-bodied wine allow for immediate enjoyment as well as great potential for further discovery with time.

Ratings & Reviews


90-92 Points - Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar:

"Good full red. Nice lift to the aromas and flavors of currant and pepper. Sweet, supple and scented, in a gentle, seamless style. An herbal quality contributes to the wine's juicy character and light touch. Finishes seamless and persistent, with noteworthy purity of flavor. "I actually like it," says zin man Turley." - Stephen Tanzer (May/Jun 13)