PlumpJack Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 1999

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PlumpJack Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 1999


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The Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is heralded by aromas of sun-warmed tea leaves, fragrant dried lavender, semi-sweet dark chocolate and freshly grated sweet spices. The long and honorable heritage of this historical vineyard is classically stamped in the notes of intense black cherry jam and cassis which sound throughout our 1999 Reserce Cabernet. The rich fruit flavors are brightly contrasted by essences of bright coffee, tobacco and cocoa. A lingering, intricate finish is accented by essences of sweet, toasted, smoky oak and a hint of vanilla caramel.
Category Red Wine
Region California, Napa Valley, Oakville
Brand PlumpJack
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Wine SpectatorIntense and tightly wound, a massive wine with firm band of concentrated cedar- and currant-laced fruit, picking up hints of spice, earth and mineral on a dry, firm, tannic finish. Needs time. Best from 2004 through 2012.

James Laube, November 15, 2002
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Wine EnthusiastSmooth, rich and lush, with firm tannins that support a wonderfully complex blend of plum, blackberry, black cherry, coffee, anise, chocolate, herb and earth flavors. Lingers on the finish.

Jeff Morgan, February 1, 2003
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Wine AdvocateThe 1999 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve (608 cases, half with screw caps and half with corks) is a dense, ripe offering with ferociously high tannin levels. If the tannin melts away without a loss of fruit, it will merit 90 points. The style of the 1999 vintage, with its Bordeaux-like tannin structure, suggests these wines will always have abundant tannin. Nevertheless, this 1999 Cabernet possesses pure black currant/raspberry fruit, underlying minerality, and beautiful intensity, but, oh the high tannin! Anticipated maturity: 2007-2025.

Robert Parker, August 2002