2007 proved to be an ideal growing season in the Oakville Appellation with an
early bud break and long growing season that lasted through the end of September. What makes 2007 a unique and special vintage was the consistently warm temperatures and lack of major heat spikes throughout the summer months. With temperatures peaking at 90 degrees each day on our Oakville Estate, our grapes experienced perfect weather to achieve physiological ripeness thus producing wines of wonderful complexity, depth of flavors and seductive tannins.
Our 2007 PlumpJack Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (94% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6% Petit Verdot) exhibits explosive aromas of blackberry, black cherry and baker's chocolate. These aromas are followed on the palette by flavors of black currant, blackberry pie filling and raspberry cordial. The finish is dense, sweet and expansive. This wine is the best of what our 40 acre estate vineyard has to offer.
"The virtually perfect 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve (94% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6% Petit Verdot) does indeed recall those great Villa Mt. Eden Cabernets of 1974 and 1978. An inky/purple hue is accompanied by a provocative aromatic display of blackberries, blueberries, cassis, spring flowers, and graphite. The wine’s extraordinary purity, unbelievable density of fruit, and full-bodied mouthfeel result in an awesome Cabernet Sauvignon that should drink well for three decades or more. This modern day legend is the finest wine to emerge from the Plumpjack winery. Bravo!"
The Wine Advocate
"Elegant and stylish, delivering a sleek core of ripe plum, black cherry and currant flavors shaded by black licorice and mocha notes. Full-bodied, focused and wonderfully balanced, ending with a long, pure finish that keeps repeating the polished fruit themes. Drink now through 2020."