Plumpjack

Plumpjack

Napa Valley Syrah 2019

2019 vintage. This one is for @Ron R. Massive mouthfeel/bod and slightly sweet but not unpleasantly so. Nebulous flavor cloud of jammy flavors without semi-clear definition and direction currently. Still…so giving and voluptuous. Will be intriguing to see where this settles in two years…five years…a decade. Magic 8-Ball wisdom…”Cannot Predict Now” but sure as heck wanna be there when it gets opened. — 19 days ago

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vinokeeno

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@Ron R Didn't like it as much as that Kongsgaard 2019 Syrah (drinking like a verry high-end Côte-Rôtie) but it definitely did not suck. Picked some up.
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@vinokeeno, I’m not surprised. The price of the Kongsgaard relative to the Plumpjack, I’m not surprised with your choice. Is it a fair comparison???
vinokeeno

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@Ron R probably not a fair comparison.

Pride Mountain Vineyards

Mountain Top Vineyard Merlot 2015

Paul K
9.3

Thanks for the recommendation @Ron R ! This is fantastic. The nose is kirsch, tobacco, and cigar box cedar. The nose really surprised me. Great mouthfeel, supple but not simple like some Merlots. Chocolate covered cherries with some raspberry. Where have you been all my life Pride Merlot? Seeking out Plumpjack next Ron. — 5 months ago

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Hugh O'Riordan

Hugh O'Riordan

Love their wines
Jonathan Wall

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Recently had the new Pride Merlot ‘18 and it’s a winner too.

Odette

Estate Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Tasted when hosted PlumpJack event... nice dark rich fruit, mocha, dark spices solid stags leap — 3 years ago

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Plumpjack

Estate Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

Aging well! — a month ago

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Plumpjack

Reserve Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

Sour cherries, cocoa, licorice — 5 months ago

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Mitch Powell

Mitch Powell

😍😍😍😍

Odette

Reserve Napa Valley Chardonnay 2017

Shay A
9.3

Monthly WTF wine group tasting. This month’s theme was chardonnay from any region or vintage. Nice eclectic bunch!

I am aware of the relationship between Odette and Plumpjack, and while I don’t know the differences in their reserve Chardonnay winemaking, this Odette is (for my taste) incredibly superior to the Plumpjack version. Modern Cali chard with a touch of restraint (I think there is some stainless used here). Aromatically it shows ripe stone fruits, melon and clove, while the palate is quite viscous with melon, lemon cream, Powdered lemon bar, and lemon oil. Lots to like here. Thanks
@Jidhin R .
— 2 years ago

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Plumpjack

Cade Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Savory dry full-bodied spicy — 3 years ago

Plumpjack

Reserve Napa Valley Chardonnay 2018

Pricey for a Chardonnay, but really lovely — 2 months ago

Plumpjack

Napa Valley Merlot 2018

Ron R
9.3

This one’s for @Paul K. Seek this bad boy out, too. It drinks like a Merlot masquerading as a cab. Rich, plush and sweet. Decadent nose and palate. Gathers pace with airtime. On the 93pt bubble. Let me see what wifey says… — 5 months ago

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Stop Press: Plumpjack is my favorite tasting experience in Napa. No reservations required, just turn up and sit at the bar. No implicit or explicit push to make you buy - just drink what you want. So understated, and the wines are outstanding. However, don’t buy from the winery, the secondary market is much cheaper.
Anna Sangiacomo

Anna Sangiacomo

Thanks for the recommendation. Looking forward to checking it out @Ron R
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Anytime, @Anna Sangiacomo. Do report back after your visit.

Force Majeure

Parabellum Coulée Syrah - Mourvèdre Blend 2016

Beautiful Red Mt estate wines made by Todd Alexander, formerly of Bryant Family, and PlumpJack - coincidentally a Texan Native, or "lost soul" to Cali. — 3 years ago

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