PlumpJack Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 1999
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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.
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.
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.