98+ points - limited
New release from the newest winery from the PlumpJack folks. One of the highest-rated Cabernets of the vintage. *This is a 2-bottle set in wood logo box*
100 Points Robert Parker: "A candidate for perfection is the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve, which is 97% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Merlot. It is no wimpish wine at 15.4% natural alcohol, but the freshness and delineation are right on. Inky purple, its glorious nose of incense, camphor, blackberries and blueberries as well as some white flowers is followed by a full-bodied, almost never-ending palate that builds incrementally across the mouth, offering a wide spectrum of flavors, a killer, full-bodied texture, and a long finish of close to 50+ seconds. This is a remarkable and incredibly pure, compelling Stags Leap Cabernet Sauvignon to drink over the next 25-30+ years.
Owned by the Getty family, the Odette estate in Stags Leap burst on the scene a few years back with a bevy of great wines, and it looks set to continue building an impressive portfolio."
CADE is Plumpjack's hot new winery on Howell Mountain. Limited.
This wine is filled with a gorgeous perfume of honeyed pears, guava, lemon grass, pink grapefruit and a waft of lemon lime soda. The palate is full of tropical flavors and delicate kiwi plus a greatintensity of lemon and lime citrus flavors. The semillon and viognier added to the blend invoke another level of complexity with flavors orange blossom and lemon curd. The barrel fermentations add a satiny texture, density and viscosity to the mid-palate of the wine. The concrete adds a touch of flint and mineral to the finish of the wine while the stainless steel fermentations preserve the natural Sauvignon Blanc aromatics, the racy backbone and the zesty crispness..
Brix26 Inside Scoop: PlumpJack's new winery, Cade, is up on Napa Valley's Howell Mountain and is turning out some fantastricly rich mountain Cabernets. On your next visit to the Napa Valley we recommend a visit to taste their wines from the stunning views at the winery.
A new great-value Petite Sirah from the folks at PlumpJack's Odette Estate. Limited.
The Adaptation 2015 Petite Sirah is loaded with depth, superior concentration and a multitude of layers. It possesses aromatics of blackberry jam, plums, violets, and hints of brown sugar and nutmeg followed by raspberries, cloves and smoky oak on the palate.
New release of Plumpjack's Reserve Chardonnay - limited.
The 2016 PlumpJack Reserve Chardonnay is a fantastic Napa Chardonnay. Aromas of white peaches, pear, orange blossom and warm apple pie filling are followed on the palate with flavors of Fuji apples, cinnamon stick and lemon curd. Very pleasant to drink now but the acidity gives it room to age.
Plumpjack opts not for the typical profile of Napa Chardonnay with this bottling, but for the "alternative," without malolactic fermentation, and the attendant buttery palate profile. The winery's vintage note explains: "The cooler Carneros site imparts this wine with fresh green apple and Bartlett pear on the nose, while the warmer St. Helena site lends to some tropical notes. The Carneros vineyard also gives this wine a beautiful, bright, lively acidity, which is balanced by the creamy, rich texture of the St. Helena fruit. A touch of oak gives the wine traces of vanilla, flint, and spice."