Gavin Newsom and Gordon Getty established PlumpJack Winery in 1995, inspired by one of Shakespeare’s most memorable characters, Sir John “PlumpJack” Falstaff. PlumpJack Winery sits squarely in the heart of Napa Valley’s renowned Oakville region, surrounded by a 42-acre estate vineyard highly regarded for the quality of its Cabernet Sauvignon. Aaron Miller is the winemaker at PlumpJack.
Crimson in color. 14.8% ABV. Gorgeous nose of black fruits, leather, cigar box and eucalyptus. Rich and concentrated with perfect balance. Black cherry, black currants, cassis and tobacco on the palate. Exceptional length on the finish with silky tannins. Really outstanding Cabernet Sauvignon that could not be showing better at twenty years of age. Well cellared bottles will drink nicely for another 3-5 years.
My rating: 94 points.
The 2019 PlumpJack Cabernet Sauvignon was recently released and can be obtained at retail and the winery for right around $150. The winery is also a great place to visit on your next trip to Napa Valley.