2003 Plumpjack - Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 750ml

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IWC 90   Collector 93
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Professional Reviews For This Wine


International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90

($185; bottled with a screwcap) Good full ruby. Tangy red berries, spices, iron and mocha on the nose; a bit cooler than the 2004 bottling. Then juicy, spicy and tight; less lush than the 2004 but still with a creaminess at the core. The vibrant red berry flavors nicely support the wine's lightly herbal quality. Finishes firmly tannic and persistent, with no shortage of flavor.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 132

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Collector Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 93
Author: Brian Deshler
Tasted On: 07/09/2014

Average rating: 92, based on 2 reviews

Collector Data For This Wine

228 bottles owned by 80 collectors.

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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.

Wine Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon


Cabernet Sauvignon is perhaps the world's best known red variety, with its full-bodied, intense profile. An offspring of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, it is the primary grape of Bordeaux's Left Bank (Medoc and Graves regions) and the Napa Valley, but can be found growing all over the world. Typical descriptors for Cabernet Sauvignon are cassis, cedar, mint, black pepper, eucalyptus, and pencil lead.

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