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2016 Plumpjack Syrah

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Latest Sale Price

October 17, 2021 - $54

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RATINGS

96Jeb Dunnuck

...exotic blackberry, bacon fat, olive, and bloody meat-like aromas and flavors. This medium to full-bodied beauty is plush, seamless, and incredibly sexy on the palate, yet it's also pure and perfectly balanced, with no sensation of weight or heaviness. It’s terrific...

95The Wine Advocate

...Black Forest cake, preserved plums and blueberry pie notes followed up by hints of espresso, peppered salami, licorice, charcoal and fertile loam. Full-bodied, rich and velvety textured, with loads of opulent fruit layers on offer in the mouth, it has an epically long, savory finish.

95Vinous / IWC

...rich dense fruit and more savory notes...There is so much to like in the 2016, especially the wine's depth, vibrancy and impeccable balance...dark Syrah with plenty of blue/purplish fruit, lavender, licorice and spice overtones.

94Wine Spectator

A velvety texture meets a complex structure, with black raspberry, smoky mocha and beefy pepper flavors that pick up richness and speed toward big but polished tannins...

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, Syrah (Shiraz)

This grape is grown in milder climates and produces a medium-to full-bodied wine. It is also known as Shiraz, but should not be confused with Petit Sirah, which was developed by crossing Syrah with Peloursin.