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2011 Plumpjack McWilliams Oakville Estate Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

Removed from subterranean passive storage; Purchased upon release

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RATINGS

94Robert M. Parker Jr.

... exhibits a saturated purple color in addition to lots of blueberry and blackberry fruit, sweet tannins, a terrific mouthfeel, medium to full body and great purity. One of the vintage’s superstars...

93Vinous / IWC

... Sage, rosemary, menthol, licorice and plum notes flesh out in a wine that brings together the aromatic, savory notes.. Sweet tobacco, new leather, licorice and smoke all add complexity as the flavors build to the deep, resonant finish..

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

2011 Plumpjack McWilliams Oakville Estate Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

Formally known as McWilliams Mt. Eden Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon.