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Textbook Page Turner Oakville 2017

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CWA96

RP

WS

JS

AG

ST

W&S

JH

Price: $79.00

 
Price includes complimentary ground shipping on orders of 6+ bottles.

96 Points | CWA
“The bouquet leaps from the glass with alluring aromas of black cherry, vanilla and espresso. The palate is vibrant, providing a hedonistic purity of fruit and balance rarely present for less than $100. Layers of full-bodied red and black fruit are highlighted with blueberry, plums, and hints of caramel and toasted walnut notes on the finish. This is a densely-packed wine that will continue to evolve for the next decade.” - California Wine Advisors

Winery Notes: “Two exemplary Oakville sites – on opposite sides of the tiny appellation, frame our Page Turner. On the western side of the AVA, downslope from Harlan, we find the site of Textbook Merlot, abutting the verdant Mayacamas mountains. Textbook “Page-Turner” pulls its Cabernet Sauvignon portion from a very special site located on the extreme eastern side of the Oakville District AVA abutting the rugged and dry Vaca Mountain range, next door to Screaming Eagle. These sub-sections of the Oakville AVA are renowned for superb, richly-textured Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. The terrain is characterized by steep hills which bask in warm, sunny afternoons offering an ideal growing environment. Soil profiles include gravelly alluvium (eroded off the nearby mountains) covered by shallow gravelly loam and in some places interspersed with large boulders. These sites are quite infertile and well-drained. Exemplary sustainable farming practices are employed in these mature sites and after veraison we culled unevenly ripened bunches which reduced yield to less than 7 pounds per vine (@ 3.6 tons/acre), low for the Oakville District.”
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Price includes complimentary ground shipping on orders of 6+ bottles.

96 Points | CWA
“The bouquet leaps from the glass with alluring aromas of black cherry, vanilla and espresso. The palate is vibrant, providing a hedonistic purity of fruit and balance rarely present for less than $100. Layers of full-bodied red and black fruit are highlighted with blueberry, plums, and hints of caramel and toasted walnut notes on the finish. This is a densely-packed wine that will continue to evolve for the next decade.” - California Wine Advisors

Winery Notes: “Two exemplary Oakville sites – on opposite sides of the tiny appellation, frame our Page Turner. On the western side of the AVA, downslope from Harlan, we find the site of Textbook Merlot, abutting the verdant Mayacamas mountains. Textbook “Page-Turner” pulls its Cabernet Sauvignon portion from a very special site located on the extreme eastern side of the Oakville District AVA abutting the rugged and dry Vaca Mountain range, next door to Screaming Eagle. These sub-sections of the Oakville AVA are renowned for superb, richly-textured Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. The terrain is characterized by steep hills which bask in warm, sunny afternoons offering an ideal growing environment. Soil profiles include gravelly alluvium (eroded off the nearby mountains) covered by shallow gravelly loam and in some places interspersed with large boulders. These sites are quite infertile and well-drained. Exemplary sustainable farming practices are employed in these mature sites and after veraison we culled unevenly ripened bunches which reduced yield to less than 7 pounds per vine (@ 3.6 tons/acre), low for the Oakville District.”



Ratings Sources

RP - Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
WS - Wine Spectator
CWA - California Wine Advisors
JS - James Suckling
IWR - International Wine Review

Winery Textbook

Vineyard Designate

AVA

Region Napa Valley