Robert Parker 92-94
Deep ruby, the barrel sample of 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon Dragon Vineyard is still broody and coiled. It is scented of blackcurrants, underbrush, laurel leaves and cigar ash. The medium-bodied palate is softer and juicier than expected, with earth-laced flavors and an earthy finish.
Turley’s 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon Dragon Vineyard is a huge, searing Howell Mountain wine that is going to take, I don’t know how long, to come together. Inky and massively tannic, with searing acids, the 2021 is quite obviously a mere infant. Even so, the sheer intensity here is palpable. Readers will have to be patient with this burly, explosive Cabernet Sauvignon.
Anticipated maturity: 2031-2046