Inky and voluptuous.Aromas of dark cherries,black berries, black pepper and vanilla. Very lush in the mouth. Really stood up to the extra spicy barbecue tri-tip I just made. I need to buy a case but it would certainly not last very long! Yummy!!
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A rich, elegant, sophisticated style, built around a concentrated core of spicy blackberry, currant and plum flavors that run deep and earthy. This full-blown wine is packed with dense, opulent flavors and a long, lingering aftertaste. Best from 2005 through 2012.
The 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate (8,000 cases, 100% Cabernet Sauvignon) boasts an opaque purple color along with a classic perfume of graphite interwoven with black currants, smoke, and spice. This dense, chewy, full-bodied Cabernet possesses excellent definition, and elegance allied with sweetness, power, and gorgeous ripeness. It should hit its prime in 2-3 years, and last for 12-15.
Wonderful harmony, intensity and concentration, with sweet, juicy currant and blackberry fruit at the center, shaded by cedary oak, which gives off a taste of sage and olive. The tannins are a bit raw, but not out of line for a young wine. Best from 2005 through 2012.
The 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate (a 7,500-case cuvee of 100% Cabernet Sauvignon) is terrific. Wonderful floral notes intermixed with blueberries, black currants, and hints of licorice and spice box are reminiscent of some of the great Villa Mt. Eden Cabernets produced here in the mid-1970s. Deep purple in color, full-bodied, with sumptuous texture and a long, concentrated finish displaying beautifully integrated acidity and tannin, this blockbuster effort should age graciously for 12-15 or more years. Kudos to Plumpjack!
Not in the same ripeness league as the '01, but still an enormously attractive wine. It's just a bit leaner, but perhaps more structured. Shows blackberry, currant, coffee, oak and herb flavors and some fairly big tannins. Nice now, but should hold and improve through 2010.
The 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is a 6,250-case cuvee that tips the scales at 14.9% alcohol. Winemaker Tony Biagi told me they had 16 different passages over a 30-day harvest just to pick the fruit when the parcels had ripened. The 2003 boasts full body as well as expressive aromatics of black fruits intermixed with some smoky oak, earth, and coffee. Dense, full-bodied, and impressive with sweet tannin and gorgeous symmetry as well as depth, it should drink well for 12-15+ years. Kudos to Plumpjack!
A firm, intense and complex, if somewhat exotic style, with spice, beefy currant, soy bean, plum and floral notes, showing firm tannins on the finish. Drink now through 2006.
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