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Date Printed: 9/16/2014
PlumpJack Oakville Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
PlumpJack Oakville Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
(search item no. 90247)
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 9/16/2014: $79.99

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
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
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Aromas of Bing cherry, blackberry puree, vanilla beans and menthol are followed on the palate with flavors of chocolate, soy, raspberries and sage. The finish is long with lush mouth coating tannins. So forward now, this wine will age gracefully for the next 6-10 years.
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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.