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2007 Plumpjack McWilliams Oakville Estate Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (Screwcap)

ITEM 8103364 - Removed from a subterranean, temperature and humidity controlled residential cellar; Purchased at retail

Bidder Amount Total
$320
Item Sold Amount Date
I8113614 1 $305 Feb 13, 2022
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RATINGS

99Robert M. Parker Jr.

...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.

94Wine Spectator

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...

PRODUCER

Plumpjack

PlumpJack, in Oakville, was founded by Gordon Getty, a San Francisco composer and philanthropist, and Gavin Newsom, former San Francisco mayor. The entrepreneurs opened a wine shop in San Francisco in 1992 called PlumpJack, a reference to Shakespeare’s character Sir John Falstaff, who enjoyed food and wine. The partners founded the PlumpJack winery in 1997 when they acquired 53 acres of vineyards on Oakville Cross Road. The PlumpJack Group now also includes resorts, hotels, restaurants and spas. The winery specializes in premium Cabernet Sauvignon, though it also makes a Syrah. Robert M. Parker Jr. notes that all the PlumpJack wines “are fabulous, thanks to the brilliant efforts of winemaker Tony Biagi and consultant Nils Venge.” A bit of wine world trivia: PlumpJack was the first Napa Valley producer to use screw caps.

REGION

United States, California, Napa Valley, Oakville

Oakville AVA is one of the two or three most prestigious appellations in the United States. Located in the heart of Napa Valley, its 5,000 vineyard acres produce some of the world’s most acclaimed Cabernet Sauvignon, including such California “cult” Cabs as Screaming Eagle and Harlan Estate. Before those boutique producers rose to fame in the 1990s, Oakville was already renowned as home to Robert Mondavi, Opus One and Groth Vineyards, among others. Along with the famous wineries, there are premier vineyards in this AVA, including Martha’s Vineyard and To Kalon Vineyard. To Kalon was first planted in 1868 by H.W. Crabb, one of California’s first viticultural researchers, and he named the vineyard after the ancient Greek phrase for “most beautiful.” Though many grapes can be successfully grown in Oakville, Cabernet Sauvignon is king. Merlot and Chardonnay are also frequently planted. Oakville Cabs are prized for their richness, complexity and weight. Oakville was designated as an AVA in 1993.

TYPE

Red Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon

One of the most widely grown grape varieties, it can be found in nearly every wine growing region. A cross between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc. It’s a hardy vine that produces a full-bodied wine with high tannins and great aging potential.

VINTAGE

2007 Plumpjack McWilliams Oakville Estate Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (Screwcap)

Formally known as McWilliams Mt. Eden Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon.