PlumpJack Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

PlumpJack Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

  • v96
  • wa96+
  • ws92



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Category Red Wine
Region California, Napa Valley, Oakville
Brand PlumpJack
Alcohol/vol 15.4%
Our Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon was sourced from our prized I & J blocks in 2012. This fruit was the first to ripen in a long, mild growing season in which we saw long hang times and beautifully ripened fruit. The fruit on the vine was dark and concentrated, and this certainly translated to the wine. The aromatics are lifted and dense, showcasing muddled raspberries, blackcurrant, and black cherry with a touch of granite, mocha, vanilla, and white flowers. The mouthfeel is rich and ample with great weight and concentration. Raspberry cordial, blackcurrant, and black cherry shine through with layers of mocha and vanilla. This wine has hefty, yet beautifully refined tannin, and a precision lent by great acidity and balance.
  • v96

Dark red cherry jam, black cherries, wild flowers, cloves and new leather jump from the glass in Plumpjack's 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve. The flavors are dark, rich and beautifully resonant in this striking Cabernet Sauvignon. Rich and ample on the palate, the 2012 impresses for its textural intensity and fabulous overall balance. I imagine the Reserve will offer a wide window of pure drinking pleasure.

Antonio Galloni, December 2014
Wine Advocate
  • wa96+

The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Estate Oakville adds a lot of structure and even more density to the basic cuvée. It's an inky ruby/purple, has notes of graphite and toasty vanilla, but is dominated by the black cherry and blackcurrant fruit spectrum. Full-bodied, powerful and formidable in extract and richness, this wine will benefit from 3-5 years of cellaring and keep 25-30 years. It's a stunning example of the vintage from a great terroir.

Robert Parker, October 30, 2014
Wine Spectator
  • ws92

A strong cedary oak presence is evident from the start, with herbal and cedary tannins. The core is rich and potent, loaded with dark berry and black licorice flavors and ending with rugged, chewy, gravel-laced tannins. Drink now through 2028. 690 cases made.

James Laube, October 31, 2015