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Plumpjack Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Oakville Cuvée 2008

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Winemakers notes:Winemaker Anthony Biagi compares our 2008 PlumpJack Estate Cabernet Sauvignon (98per Cabernet Sauvignon 2per Petit Verdot) quite favorably to both the 2002 and 2007 vintages as it poss

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PlumpJack Winery:
All fourteen of the PlumpJack business enterprises thrive on the unique philosophy of the company's "core ideology," designed to initiate the roguish spirit of Shakespeare's Sir John Falstaff (Henry IV), dubbed Plump Jack by Queen Elizabeth-hence the company name. Closer to home, San Francisco composer and philanthropist, Gordon Getty, wrote an opera he called "Plump Jack." The fun-loving and i... Read more
All fourteen of the PlumpJack business enterprises thrive on the unique philosophy of the company's "core ideology," designed to initiate the roguish spirit of Shakespeare's Sir John Falstaff (Henry IV), dubbed Plump Jack by Queen Elizabeth-hence the company name. Closer to home, San Francisco composer and philanthropist, Gordon Getty, wrote an opera he called "Plump Jack." The fun-loving and irreverent spirit of PlumpJack clearly excited the sensibilities of Gordon's close friend and business associate, Gavin Newsom. Read less

Member Reviews for Plumpjack Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Oakville Cuvée

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Snooth User: Wine Fire
577933841
4.50 5
07/03/2011

This is an elegant monster requiring patience on the palate and airing of at least an hour and a half. The nose opens to a luxurious array of dark berries, cherry, coffee, dark chocolate, earth, tar, graphite, and pepper. At uncorking, the palate launches tight and hot, but full of promise. At two hours, the wine blooms into a gloriously layered palate, with dark fruits, mainly blackberry and blueberry but also prunes, joining cafe latte, dark chocolate and crème brulee in the center, followed by a peppery finish framed by a vegetal edge, with pomegranate and cassis showing intermittently in the lengthy, luscious, lively fade. Tannins show durability and strength, but increasing subtlety, blending harmoniously into a fully structured mouthful of rich flavors and zesty sensations. A peppery mouthfeel sustains in the back as the palate dries in the front. A quiet but savory acidity adds tang to the top and supports the intermingling of fruits and spices in the center, including vanilla, mocha, honey and pepper, throughout a lengthy, focused, sumptuous, and harmonious display. At three hours, the wine integrates and becomes smoother, then even more elegant, if slightly less powerful, thereafter. This awesome wine shows best between 1 ½ and 2 ½ hours.


Snooth User: wiedir
11420207
5.00 5
01/12/2013

Schwer und fruchtig. Excellenter Wein. Getrunken in Las Vegas, Sage Rest. für 200$ die Fl.


Snooth User: Bennybear
46527633
5.00 5
03/22/2011

Five glasses


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,198
4.50 5
Vintage: 2007 02/03/2011

- Tasted at Wine Spectator New World Wine Experience 2010


Snooth User: mprice12
82084560
5.00 5
Vintage: 2007 04/14/2011

The BEST of 2007. This is a wine that I craved the next day. Seamless intergration of tannins with a well stuctured velventy finish. Have had about 20 of the best 07s and this is still in my top 3. Amazing all the way around. Going to enjoy my next bottle next year and expect an even better wine!


Snooth User: Bennybear
46527633
5.00 5
Vintage: 2007 04/26/2010

This wine is AMAZING!!! It is definately a drink now but at $200 a bottle i am saving the one i have. Yes i do have a bottle. Buy if you can, small release. WELL WORTH IT


Snooth User: SusBooze
69738286
4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 01/27/2011

Four glasses


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External Reviews for Plumpjack Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Oakville Cuvée

External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
07/06/2011

Aromas of black cherry, minerals, warm chocolate, and black currants are followed on the palate with flavors of blackberry puree, chocolate, vanilla, black olive and rosemary. Rich, plush tannins give this Cabernet outstanding structure.


External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
10/26/2011

Aromas of black fruit, cassis, black olive and smoke rise from the glass, with secondary savory aromas, vanilla, black cherry and cola nut developing with aeration. On the palate, the dense flavors of black cherry, baker s chocolate, black olive and dried herbs are followed by structured tannins and acidity that will allow the wine to age gracefully for the next 5-10 years.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Beautifully crafted, rich and focused, with polished currant, black cherry and blackberry flavors, shaded by toasty, smoky oak notes that give this flavor dimension and structure. Has great intensity and finesse. Best from 2010 through 2016.


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
04/12/2011

Winemakers notes:Winemaker Anthony Biagi compares our 2008 PlumpJack Estate Cabernet Sauvignon (98% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Petit Verdot) quite favorably to both the 2002 and 2007 vintages as it poss


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

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.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

The 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is a 100% Cabernet Sauvignon cuvée from Plumpjack's Oakville ranch, where Nils Venge once made the famed Cabernet Sauvignons under the Villa Mt. Eden label. (The 1974s and 1978s are still going strong.) Floral notes intermixed with creme de cassis, white chocolate, plum, and licorice characteristics are followed by a wine with supple tannins, fabulous concentration, a multilayered mouthfeel, and a finish that lasts 40+ seconds. This incredible Cabernet can be drunk now or cellared for 20-25 years.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

From the Oakville estate of Plumpjack (the former Villa Mt. Eden Vineyard made famous by Nils Venge, whom I believe is still a consultant), the 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate has a gorgeous nose of creme de cassis, licorice, and graphite. Flawlessly put together, with delicate tannins, full body, but elegance combined with power, this impressively pure, layered, multi-dimensional Cabernet Sauvignon is already drinkable. It need another 5-7 years to gain complexity, but this is a superb 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon to be drunk now or cellared for two decades.


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