1995 Plumpjack - Cabernet Sauvignon Estate (McWilliam's Vineyard) 750ml

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1995 Plumpjack - Cabernet Sauvignon Estate (McWilliam's Vineyard)
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Wine Advocate | 91

The 1995 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate, made by winemaker Tuck Beckstoffer with back-up consulting from near-by neighbor Nils Venge of Saddleback Cellars, is a highly extracted, extremely rich, full-bodied Cabernet that will win many fans. Approximately 1,000 cases were produced of this dense purple-colored wine that reveals a ripe prune and cassis-scented nose with lavish smoky oak. Full-bodied, deep, and chewy, with sweet tannin and plenty of extract and glycerin, this is an impressively-endowed, supple style of Cabernet Sauvignon that should drink well for 10-15+ years. Since I tasted this impressive wine last year, the proprietors, the Getty family, have divided the wine into two lots, a regular bottling and a reserve cuvee. In 1997, a Chardonnay and Merlot will be added to the line-up.

Drink Dates: 1997-2012
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 114

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Wine Spectator | 92

A supple and forward style, openly fruity, also well-oaked with toasty, spicy flavors and an elegant band of spice and currant-laced Cabernet flavors. Complex and intense; drinkable now, but worthy of cellaring into 2002. 1,000 cases made.

Drink Dates: 1997-2002


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More Vintages and Sizes of Plumpjack - Cabernet Sauvignon Estate (McWilliam's Vineyard):

2009 (750ml)

About This Producer


The PlumpJack Winery's Estate Vineyard, founded in 1881, is nestled in the nape of the Vaca Mountain range on the eastern side of the Napa Valley. The main winery building, which is still in use, was completed in 1883. Vineyards have covered the Oakville site since the late 1800s.

In the more recent past, the facility where PlumpJack now makes its wine was the original home of Villa Mt. Eden Winery. Begun in 1973 by proprietors James and Anne McWilliams, the vineyard and winery rapidly gained attention for producing dynamic, long-lived wines, with particular emphasis on the estate and reserve Cabernet Sauvignons. Continuing in that tradition by producing the finest Cabernet Sauvignon is PlumpJack Winery's ultimate goal.

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