Peter Heitz made one of the wines of the vintage with Turnbull's 2017 Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon. Dark, sumptuous and racy to the core, the Black Label captures all the best the vintage had to offer. Plush and juicy, with silky tannins and exceptional balance, the 2017 is another positively stellar wine. This is an outrageously beautiful Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.
95pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Deep purple black colored, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Black Label is a little mute to begin, opening out to reveal notions of baked black plums, mulberries and lilacs over a crème de cassis and blueberry preserves core plus a touch of stewed tea. Full-bodied, the palate is filled with perfumed black fruit preserves, framed by grainy tannins and bold freshness, finishing long and fragrant. Rating: 95(+)
94pts Wine Enthusiast
This is a gorgeously inviting, juicy and lengthy estate wine, decadent in plum and dark cherry. With supple tannin, it melds together on the palate, fully integrated and complex, with baking spice, dried herb and a hint of lavender standing by.
94pts Jeb Dunnuck
The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Black Label is a beauty and one of the few 2017s that comes close to rivaling its 2016 counterpart. Ripe black (and some blue) fruits as well as plenty of smoked tobacco, graphite, dark chocolate, and liquid violet notes all emerge from the glass. It's rich, full-bodied, and has plenty of building tannins as well as good acidity. It's a terrific, balanced, ageworthy 2017 that's going to benefit from 3-5 years of bottle age and keep for 20 years or more.
90pts James Suckling
Aromas of blueberries and brambleberries follow through to a medium body, firm and silky tannins and a fresh finish. A little lean, but very pleasing.
Dark and resonant, interesting and delicious, the 2017 Black Label is a remarkable embodiment of the cornerstones we seek in the cellar when blending this flagship selection each year. Damsel plums, savory mountain herbs, and endless crème de cassis compel the nose to soft, pillowy tannins that dance across the midpalate with incredible smoothness. Marvelous red fruit lift fuses with stunning flavor density to impart unparalleled freshness, focus, and balance through to its lasting finish.