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Date Printed: 4/24/2014
PlumpJack Oakville Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
PlumpJack Oakville Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
(search item no. 98023)
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 4/24/2014: $76.99

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
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
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2006 vintage was a year where grapes were harvested late and the yields were naturally very low. Given the extended hang time, low crop levels and even ripening, the 2006 PlumpJack Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is a wine of wonderful density with fresh, pure fruit balancing out the integrated tannins and seamless acidity.

Primary aromas of black cherry, plum, cocoa powder and black currant are followed by secondary aromas of raspberries, baker chocolate and briar patch. In the mouth, primary flavors of plums, roasted almond, black cherry and black olive are followed by secondary aromas of blackberry pie filling, vanilla bean and stone fruit. The finish is long and rich with a hint of tannin which points in the direction that this is a wine with ageing potential. Beautifully crafted with wonderful fruit purity, this wine will easily age for the next 7-10 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.