The new Page Turner from Textbook is a must-have for all collectors who have been following this under-the-radar producer. The bouquet leaps from the glass with head-turning aromas of black cherry, new leather, vanilla bean and baking spices. The palate is deftly balanced, showcasing the purity of fruit that its vineyard sites are famous for. Layers of full-bodied red and black fruit are highlighted with clove, spice, and toasty cedar notes. This is a densely packed wine that will continue to evolve for at least 15 years.
Textbook is so named because after tasting it so many times in barrel it exhibited the "textbook" characteristics one looks for in a classic Oakville red wine; brooding aromas of deep red fruits, dense texture, complex flavors, and a firm, yet balanced finish.
Textbook specializes in growing and crafting small lots of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Chardonnay growing in the Oakville, Yountville, and Los Carneros appellations. The primary vineyard source for for their "Mise en Place" Cabernet Sauvignon is the rocky edges of the Oakville district at a site next door to Screaming Eagle. Other sites compliment this site and add structure, depth and finesse.
- Our Rating 96 - Classic