2019 Page-Turner Proprietary Red Wine

The Merlot that makes up the majority of the blend was harvested from the Holmes Vineyard, a well-drained site on west side of Oakville near To-Kalon and downslope from Harlan. Planted in early ’80s & ’90s, clones include heritage selections which lend luxurious aromas of ripe black stone fruits, juicy berries, baking spices, and toasty French oak. The mid-palate is lush and textured with velvety tannins. Drink now or cellar up to ten years.

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  • Aged 22 months in French Oak, 40% New
  • Varietal Composition 95% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Fermentation 100% Stainless Steel | 28 Days Skin Contact
  • Alcohol 14.6%
  • PH 3.69
  • Acid 5.4 g/L
  • Retail 80.00

Tasting Notes with Founder Jonathan Pey

Textbook Page Turner Oakville 2019

Vintage: 2019

Varietal: Merlot & Cabernet Sauvignon

AVA: Oakville District

  • Named by the daughter of Jon and Susan Pey, founders of TEXTBOOK - “Page Turner” reflects the eagerness we feel each time we taste it. It beckons for another sip.

  • Vineyard terrain is characterized by soils of gravelly alluvium covered by well-drained gravelly loam interspersed with large boulders.

  • Grape clusters were field-sorted, hand-harvested, hand-sorted at the winery. Fruit was de-stemmed and cold soaked for two days.

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Our Vision

Given the unmatched quality of the Holmes Vineyard, making a Merlot-centric blend from Oakville became an essential for us. A drop of Cabernet Sauvignon gives a hint of structure to the Merlot’s plush nature while allowing the fruit to be in the spotlight. Field sorting and hand-harvesting protected the integrity of the fruit for a wine. After 28 days on their skins, we gently pressed into French Oak barrels, where lots completed ML fermentation over the winter.

Abigail Horstman Estrada signature

— Abigail Estrada, Winemaker

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Your Experience

A limited-production bottling that more than lives up to its reputation as a page-turner. Sip after sip, you’ll discover new flavors in the wine as it opens up, giving it that “let’s see what’s next” quality. It’s a conversation starter, ideal for an evening with close friends or for “me time” curled up with a good book. We’ve crafted this wine to age gracefully, so lay a bottle down and open after five or ten years to discover its evolution.