PlumpJack Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
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|Region||California, Napa Valley, Oakville|
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.
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.
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.