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2012 Plumpjack Cabernet Sauvignon Estate McWilliam's Vineyard

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 93 WA
  • 93 WS
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon

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SKU: 56458-2012

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$125.00

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 93

    Firm, dense and chewy, with a wall of extracted tannins and flavors of dark berry, mocha and blackberry amid a loamy earth and crushed rock minerality. The fruit pushes through on the finish against clinging tannins. Drink now through 2030. 7,550 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 93

    The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Oakville is from the well-known McWilliam Oakville Vineyard, made famous by Nils Venge when he made wine at Villa Mt. Eden from this site. It has rich, broad, but velvety tannins, a medium to full-bodied mouthfeel, and up-front drinkability (which is somewhat surprising), but gorgeous seductiveness and plenty of blackcurrant and black cherry fruit. This full-bodied, precocious and lusty style should drink well for 10-15 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Drink Dates: 2012-2032
    Author: Steve and Lizzie
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Very dense. Great black currants and dark berries. Good toasty oak on the finish.
    Author: Litig8tr
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.

California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 106 bottles owned
  • 19 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 94
    (Out of 19 collectors)