17 Ratings
PlumpJack Winery Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville
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Wine Description

(From 2012 Vintage) The Reserve grapes were cold soaked for 2 days and were fermented to a maximum temperature of 94 degrees for a short maceration period. These grapes were very giving and the wines reached optimal extraction, concentration, and mouthfeel after only 8 days of maceration. Only free run was used to craft the Reserve, and the Petit Verdot was co-fermented with the Cabernet Sauvignon. This wine is being aged in 100% new French Oak barrels. The coopers that are used in this wine are Darnajou, Sylvain, and Taransaud. These barrels are a blend of M+ and heavy toast barrels from a variety of forests.

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2004 Vintage) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:  96 points

Expert Reviews
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  • Robert Parker
    (From 2010 Vintage) Rating: 99/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 10/17/2013
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 2008 Vintage) The more limited release 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Oakville (this particular bottle was finished with a screw cap) has a bluish/purple color and a nose of blueberry liqueur intermixed with creme de cassis, violets and spice box. Super rich, with velvety tannins, this full-bodied wine (100% Cabernet Sauvignon from the McWilliams Oakville Vineyard, just several hundred yards off the Silverado Trail) displays impeccable balance, great richness, and a multi-layered mouthfeel and finish. Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon at its very finest, it should drink well for 15-30 years.
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 2008 Vintage) Firm, tight and chewy, with rich, extracted, minty currant, blackberry, sage, cedar, roasted coffee and floral notes. Full-bodied, gaining depth and nuance all the way. Ends with a long, detailed, persistent finish that only promises better things to come. Best from 2012 through 2024. –JL
  • Robert Parker
    (From 2003 Vintage) "The 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve ratchets up the power and concentration, but remains remarkably well-focused and balanced. Inky purple with notes of blue and black fruits intermixed with minerals and vanilla, this concentrated, impressively endowed wine will need 3-4 years of bottle-age. It should evolve for 12-20 or more years. Kudos to Plumpjack!"
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 1998 Vintage) Rating: (91-93) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 132 on Dec-00