Textbook (Jonathan & Susan Pey) "Page-Turner" Oakville Red Blend 2012

$64.99

Textbook's 2012 "Page-Turner" Proprietary Red is a small-production discovery from the heart of Napa Valley's Oakville District, sourced from a vineyard next to Screaming Eagle.  Try this small-production gem while it's still available.The Oakville District is the heart of Napa Valley and renown for its very finest Cabernet Sauvignon. And for good reason. Its gravelly soils, warm days and cool nights give this Bordeaux variety everything it needs to reach perfection. The Textbook 2010 "Page-Turner" Proprietary Red is a Merlot-based wine much like some of Bordeaux' top cuvees, with Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc blended in.  Textbook's 25+ year experience has shown again and again that a blended wine is almost always a superior wine; witness Grande Marque French Champagne, Vintage Port, First-Growths, Petrus, Penfolds Grange. With this in mind, they created "Page-Turner", and believe it is so good you simply can't put it down - just like a great book. The name "Page-Turner" came from the Pey's 13 year-old daughter who loves to read. "Page-Turner" is a blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, each contributing unique elements. Each year the exact percentages will change, but Vintage 2010 is 40/40/20. The Cabernets in the blend come from the same source as TEXTBOOK "Mise en Place" situated next door to Screaming Eagle on Oakville's east-side.

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Ratings on Delectable

Eric Shanks

Don't bother.

Don't bother.

8.7

Eric Shanks

Medium body, long finish of charcoal. Not much fruit and pretty muddy. Just OK. Page turner is definitely not the right name for this wine.

Medium body, long finish of charcoal. Not much fruit and pretty muddy. Just OK. Page turner is definitely not the right name for this wine.

8.6

WARNING: DRINKING DISTILLED SPIRITS, BEER, COOLERS, WINE AND OTHER ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES MAY INCREASE CANCER RISK, AND, DURING PREGNANCY, CAN CAUSE BIRTH DEFECTS.