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Date Printed: 4/24/2014
PlumpJack Oakville Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2000
PlumpJack Oakville Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2000
(search item no. 56559)
collectible wine

Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 4/24/2014: $54.99

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
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1997 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
1997 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Unique aromas of fennel, violets, star anise dried sweet herbs, and black bing cherry preserves in the aroma are echoed in the wine in this classically constructed cabernet. As the wine opens, bright acidity counterpoints delicate notes of cedar, sweet black fruit and spices that are enhanced by a background of Baker's chocolate and vanilla, culminating in a rich finish.

Our 100% estate Cabernet Sauvignon is made entirely from grapes grown in the vineyards immediately adjacent to PlumpJack Winery located on Oakville Cross Road, Oakville Appellation, Napa Valley, California.

"Wonderful harmony, intensity and concentration, with sweet, juicy currant and blackberry fruit at the center, shaded by cedary oak, which gives off a taste of sage and olive."
-Wine Spectator

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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.