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2009 Plumpjack Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, 1.5ltr

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January 26, 2020 - $170

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RATINGS

94+ The Wine Advocate

...a beautiful wine. Freshly cut flowers, dark red berries, mint and crushed rocks are some of the nuances that flow from this highly articulated, engaging red...

93Wine Enthusiast

Another outstanding Cabernet from PlumpJack. It’s full bodied and ripe in blackberry and cherry fruit, with an almond-honey note from the oak. Firm tannins and keen acidity give balance to the richness.

91Stephen Tanzer

Very ripe aromas and flavors of cassis, licorice and bitter chocolate. Sweet, generous and easygoing, offering good energy and plenty of immediate appeal. The dusty tannins will not get in the way of enjoying this wine right now.

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.