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Date Printed: 12/21/2014
PlumpJack Oakville Estate Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5L Magnum) 1996
PlumpJack Oakville Estate Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5L Magnum) 1996
(search item no. 117901)
collectible wine

Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 12/21/2014: $209.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 93 points
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1997 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
1997 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This is the second vintage of PlumpJack Cabernet Sauvignon made from the grapes grown directly adjacent to the winery facility in Oakville, California. Rich, ripe, briary berries, soft oak and some of our Oakville dust welcome you to your first sip of this wine. The long and honorable heritage of this vineyard is classically stamped in the notes of intense black cherry and cassis which sound throughout this Cabernet. Opulent fruit flavors are bolstered by firm, sweet tannins from 100% new oak.
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About PlumpJack Winery:

PlumpJack Winery sits squarely in the heart of Napa Valley's renowned Oakville region, surrounded by a 42-acre estate vineyard highly-regarded for the quality of its Cabernet Sauvignon. Both their winery building and their vineyard date back to the 1800s, when winemaking pioneers first took advantage of a unique position on the valley floor. The east side of their vineyard lies along the foothills of the Vaca mountain range and yields grapes with the kind of bold fruit character that comes from well-drained hillside soils. To the west, their estate lies in the Napa River flood zone. Here, their vines take root in rich, deep clay soild, for grapes with softer, more supple varietal character. From their oldest, rockiest section - the "I" Block, where they source their Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve - to more recent plantings, they strive to maintain balanced vines.