Deep garnet-purple in colour. The bouquet shows aromas of ripe cherry and raspberry, rose petal, anise, and a touch of blueberry and blackberry underneath. The barrels add layers of vanilla, toffee, nutmeg, cardamom, and cedar. These flavours come through on the palate as well, which is silky upon entry with a mouth-filling mid-palate, and showcases big and bold, yet fine and velvety, tannins throughout. The finish lingers for an eternity and eventually leaves you with the impression of baker’s chocolate and espresso on a soft but bold finish.
Plumpjack Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
for the equivalent of £175.95 a bottle
Grower: Plumpjack Winery
Grape Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon / Malbec / Petit Verdot
Style: Ripe and Savoury
Appellation: Napa Valley – Oakville
Alcohol: 15.2% ABV
Bottle Size: 75cl
3 in stock
Dating back to 1881, this property is one of the oldest operating wineries in the Napa Valley, known then as Mount Eden Winery. After Repeal, the vineyard was kept up as part of the Fagiani Ranch. In 1974, proprietors James and Anne McWilliams restored winemaking back to the old ranch with winemaker Nils Venge, and brought the vineyard to prominence with dynamic, long-lived wines under the name of Villa Mt. Eden Winery. In 1986 the McWilliams sold the Villa Mt. Eden brand to Stimson Lane Wine & Spirits, a subsidiary of the U.S. Tobacco Co. This deal allowed Stimson Lane access to the vineyards through a property lease, but the wine was made offsite. In 1994 Stimson Lane gave up the lease on the Oakville estate vineyard property and moved the Villa Mt. Eden brand to its current home at Conn Creek Winery.