Wine Spectator | Rating: 93Firm, 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: 93The 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: 94Drink Dates: 2012-2032Author: Steve and Lizzie
Self | Rating: 93Very dense. Great black currants and dark berries. Good toasty oak on the finish.Author: Litig8tr
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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Collector Data For This Wine
- 106 bottles owned
- 19 collectors
- Average collector rating: 94
(Out of 19 collectors)