2009 Turnbull Old Bull Napa Valley

Turnbull’s tasting room is right on 29, the main road in Napa – amongst the likes of Mondavi and Beringer.   It is definitely more intimate, and their wines are fabulous!   I tried the Old Bull blend a few years ago and remembered the price point so I stopped in with friends to try their Viognier and the 2009 Old Bull.   The Old Bull is a blend of Cabernet Sauv, Syrah, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc.   And it smells BIG.   This wine is big, bold and out there.   Berries dominate, but I also smell some cocoa and mocha.   The big bold berry theme continues on the midpalate and the finish.   I opened this bottle with my friend Erin and she was also a huge fan… we both agreed it is perfect with BBQ!   And it is not just because there is a bull on the label  :-)


Home run


Leave a Reply