Plumpjack Merlot

£83.95

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Grower: Plumpjack Winery
Grape Variety: Merlot / Cabernet Sauvignon / Malbec
Style: Fresh and Fruity
Country: USA
Appellation: Napa Valley
Vintage: 2018/19
Closure: CORK
Alcohol: 15% ABV
Bottle Size: 75cl

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Deep garnet-purple in colour. The bouquet is beautiful and complex, it brings black cherry, boysenberry jam, plum, and fresh cut flowers, then cardamom, nutmeg, and a touch of cocoa and vanilla enter giving the bouquet depth and intrigue. The palate too has great depth and complexity too, with notes of red cherries, muddled berries, and dried herbs, with a creamy texture and silky tannins complimented by a fresh, vibrant acidity on the finish.

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.

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