PlumpJack Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
|Region||California, Napa Valley, Oakville|
The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate, which is a blend of 96% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Petit Verdot, is a beauty. Bigger-boned and framed than many 2014s, with more structure, this is classic Oakville material, with an opaque purple color and a big, sweet kiss of graphite, blackcurrants, Christmas fruitcake and spice box. Full-bodied and opulent, with moderate tannin, this is a gorgeous wine to drink now and over the next 20 or more years.
A ripe and exuberant style, with boysenberry puree and cassis notes spilling through, flanked by star anise details and carried by a polished structure. Latent toasty grip at the very end gives this spine and extra length. Best from 2020 through 2028. 4,500 cases made.