Winemakers notes:Winemaker Anthony Biagi compares our 2008 PlumpJack Estate Cabernet Sauvignon (98per Cabernet Sauvig...Read more...
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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... Read more
Schwer und fruchtig. Excellenter Wein. Getrunken in Las Vegas, Sage Rest. für 200$ die Fl. Read more
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Food Pairings for Plumpjack Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Oakville Cuvée
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.
Schwer und fruchtig. Excellenter Wein. Getrunken in Las Vegas, Sage Rest. für 200$ die Fl.
- Tasted at Wine Spectator New World Wine Experience 2010
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!
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
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!!
External Reviews for Plumpjack Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Oakville Cuvée
Classic PlumpJack aromas of black cherry, blackberry, sage, iron filings and anise are followed on the palate with primary flavors of Bing cherry, blackberry, mocha and hints of vanilla.
Full throttle does not begin to describe this wine. Aromas of baked plums, chocolate, currant and vanilla explode from the glass. Mouth coating flavors of chocolate, black cherry, French roast coffee and hoisin densely lay across your palate building to a long wonderful finish with a slight dusting of tannin. Hard to keep your hands off it now, it will age gracefully for the next 15 years. All in all a very dramatic wine.
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.
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.
Dense, rich and concentrated, with a chewy core ripe currant and blackberry fruit that teeters on syrupy. Finishes with chewy tannins and a dash of heat, but this is deep, intense and potent, with a lingering finish. Best from 2008 through 2012.
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.
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.
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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