Plumpjack

Estate Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon

9.3710 ratings
9.171 pro ratings
Oakville, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
LM Segal

A ridiculously smooth and rich Napa Cab, literally oozing tobacco and dark chocolate, cedar and tarry earth. Beautifully round, hiding its alcohol, finishing delightfully long with charred cherry oak. Miles to go, but no reason to wait.

A ridiculously smooth and rich Napa Cab, literally oozing tobacco and dark chocolate, cedar and tarry earth. Beautifully round, hiding its alcohol, finishing delightfully long with charred cherry oak. Miles to go, but no reason to wait.

Nov 10th, 2018
Rob Brobst III

WOTN

Sep 1st, 2018
Mike R
9.4

Forgive me for not color coordinating correctly (say those last three words quickly ten times - ha) but that is what happens when two great friends get together for a dinner with wives to celebrate birthdays and we are left to our own decisions so our wives are definitely needed to dress us - man is that picture busy except for the wine

Rick brought a treat - 2007 treat - we only decanted for 40 minutes - when first opening I was worried - it was lacking any smell but it was a terrible restaurant decanter (love the food and atmosphere but not a wine heavy place)

We drank (more line devoured) the first wine (Dyer) while patiently waiting for this bad boy to wake up- when it did - wow ๐Ÿ˜ฒ- I had a
@David L expression experience happen - โ€œI donโ€™t like - I LOVE ITโ€

So the wine and this vintage and this bottle for me was opulent and silky - it opened so progressively in the glass - like a Lexus LC 500 speed demon (sorry but I do have some preoccupation with this car) - color was a daaaaaark deeeeep puuuuurple (deep purple was a great band but I degress) - smell was full of vanilla and spices and amazingly was very ripe and was made in a flamboyant cult style - It soaked my mouth with melted blackberries, cherries, raspberries, cocoa and sweet oaky favors - the rush from the taste came from the silky tannins which were rich and refined - now it was also really dry - but overall I am totally impressed and the finish was medium long

Word to the wise - in my humble opinion this bad boy needs to be experienced sooner than later - still ripe but the smell is going fast - crazy to say this but the 06s have years left but my 07s are fully matured - Drink up and definitely smile .

Forgive me for not color coordinating correctly (say those last three words quickly ten times - ha) but that is what happens when two great friends get together for a dinner with wives to celebrate birthdays and we are left to our own decisions so our wives are definitely needed to dress us - man is that picture busy except for the wine

Rick brought a treat - 2007 treat - we only decanted for 40 minutes - when first opening I was worried - it was lacking any smell but it was a terrible restaurant decanter (love the food and atmosphere but not a wine heavy place)

We drank (more line devoured) the first wine (Dyer) while patiently waiting for this bad boy to wake up- when it did - wow ๐Ÿ˜ฒ- I had a
@David L expression experience happen - โ€œI donโ€™t like - I LOVE ITโ€

So the wine and this vintage and this bottle for me was opulent and silky - it opened so progressively in the glass - like a Lexus LC 500 speed demon (sorry but I do have some preoccupation with this car) - color was a daaaaaark deeeeep puuuuurple (deep purple was a great band but I degress) - smell was full of vanilla and spices and amazingly was very ripe and was made in a flamboyant cult style - It soaked my mouth with melted blackberries, cherries, raspberries, cocoa and sweet oaky favors - the rush from the taste came from the silky tannins which were rich and refined - now it was also really dry - but overall I am totally impressed and the finish was medium long

Word to the wise - in my humble opinion this bad boy needs to be experienced sooner than later - still ripe but the smell is going fast - crazy to say this but the 06s have years left but my 07s are fully matured - Drink up and definitely smile .

Jul 29th, 2018
Mike R
9.3

Maybe cold outside but this wine is helping us smile and stay warm inside

Maybe cold outside but this wine is helping us smile and stay warm inside

Jan 6th, 2018
Gordon Mason

Does not get much better for a California Cab, dark rich fruit, vanilla, nice oak, and so well balanced. The finish is great and very smooth. Very very well made wine.

Does not get much better for a California Cab, dark rich fruit, vanilla, nice oak, and so well balanced. The finish is great and very smooth. Very very well made wine.

7 people found it helpfulJan 11th, 2014
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9.6

Plumpjack's Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is fabulous. Super-ripe red cherry, plum, lavender, spice and menthol are all beautifully knit together in this lush, voluptuous Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon. Winemaker Aaron Miller has done a tremendous job retaining a good bit of freshness here. Rich, sensual and enveloping, the 2015 is an absolutely stellar wine in this vintage. Don't miss it. This is a superb example of the year at its best. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, March 2018)

Plumpjack's Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is fabulous. Super-ripe red cherry, plum, lavender, spice and menthol are all beautifully knit together in this lush, voluptuous Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon. Winemaker Aaron Miller has done a tremendous job retaining a good bit of freshness here. Rich, sensual and enveloping, the 2015 is an absolutely stellar wine in this vintage. Don't miss it. This is a superb example of the year at its best. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, March 2018)

1 person found it helpfulApr 13th, 2018
Nathaniel DiMaggio

I'm enjoying this. A touch more oak on the finish than I like but still very enjoyable. Good, rich fruit.

I'm enjoying this. A touch more oak on the finish than I like but still very enjoyable. Good, rich fruit.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 2nd, 2016
Adam Jesberger

๐Ÿ˜ i like it more than caymus, but again, i really just like selling it....

๐Ÿ˜ i like it more than caymus, but again, i really just like selling it....

1 person found it helpfulJan 29th, 2016
Knightsbridge Wine Shoppe

Leaner styling, but in a very elegant way. Almost St Emilion like.

Leaner styling, but in a very elegant way. Almost St Emilion like.

1 person found it helpfulOct 11th, 2014
Scott Cunningham

Owner/Importer Bottleneck Wines

9.5

2000v. Cellering was well rewarded, what a stunner

2000v. Cellering was well rewarded, what a stunner

Mar 16th, 2017