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Eight Bottles of “PlumpJack Awesome”

PlumpJack celebrates the convivial spirit of its namesake and crafts high-quality wines in an inviting and approachable style. An industry leader in the use of alternative closures for luxury wines, the producer earned 100-points from Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate for its 2013 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon in 2016, the second time in history that a wine under a screw cap closure received this award. This is your chance to take home two bottles of that iconic 2016 vintage and more!

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PlumpJack is a name that elicits fond memories that can’t help but make you smile! You might recognize the name from Shakespeare’s Sir John “PlumpJack” Flagstaff, a down-to-earth, fun-loving, irreverent character, who shares more than a few goblets of wine with Henry V. Or maybe you remember them as a past guest of honor for our 2017 California Collectibles l’Eté du Vin. If you don’t already know about it, here’s your chance to catch up on the joy that is PlumpJack Winery!

PlumpJack celebrates the convivial spirit of its namesake and crafts high-quality wines in an inviting and approachable style. An industry leader in the use of alternative closures for luxury wines, the producer earned 100-points from Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate for its 2013 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon in 2016, the second time in history that a wine under a screw cap closure received this award.

This is your chance to take home two bottles of that iconic 2016 vintage! And if that’s not enough, you’ll also walk away with two bottles of its 100-point 2015 vintage younger brother, two bottles of the 2017 vintage, and two bottles of the 2018 vintage! There is no plumper lot out there.

We’ll leave you with a statement from Robert Parker that we totally agree with: “If ‘PlumpJack awesome’ isn’t a phrase to describe the ultimate in deliciousness, it should be.”

Raise your paddles high at l’Eté du Vin for this lot of “PlumpJack awesome.”

PlumpJack Winery Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 (2 bottles)
Tasted from a bottle under screwcap, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve (containing a 6% dollop of Petit Verdot) is a total Napa rock star Cabernet, sporting an inky purple-black color and a gregarious cassis, crushed blackberries and mulberries nose with hints of incense, dusty earth and menthol, plus a waft of lilacs. Big, bold, buxom and voluptuous, it is very full, perfectly ripe and incredibly seductive in the mouth, with lovely fine-grained tannins and plenty of freshness to support, going into an epically long, spicy finish. (100 RP)

PlumpJack Winery Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 (2 bottles)
A blend of 94% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6% Petit Verdot, the deep purple-black colored 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve hits the ground running with the most stunning perfume of crushed black cherries, violets, dark chocolate, licorice and blueberry pie, going on to reveal subtle nuances of cinnamon toast, hoisin, menthol and fragrant underbrush. Full-bodied and oh-so-generously fruited in the mouth, the rich, decadent palate is beautifully lifted with fantastic freshness and powered by super ripe, silt-like tannins, finishing with layer upon layer of long-lingering floral, spice and vibrant berry notes. If “PlumpJack awesome” isn’t a phrase to describe the ultimate in deliciousness, it should be. (100 RP)

PlumpJack Winery Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 (2 bottles)
While the extreme heat of the vintage would lead one to expect ultra-ripe, jammy wines, the 2017 PlumpJack Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon delivers rich dark fruit balanced by fresh herbs and lively acid. This wine has aromas of blackberry, boysenberry, and black cherries with a touch of mint and beautiful spices – nutmeg, cinnamon, and cardamom. These layers of aromas carry over onto the palate which is rich and full-bodied and has a velvety tannin and lively acid that gives great length leading to the suggestion of mocha on the finish. (97 RP)

PlumpJack Winery Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 (2 bottles)
The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve is a blend of 96% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Petit Verdot. Deep garnet-purple in color, the nose needs a little coaxing before revealing a gorgeous mélange of baked black cherries, boysenberries and warm cassis plus hints of mocha, black olives, smoked meats and lilacs with a waft of pencil shavings. The concentrated, hedonic black fruit layers expand in the full-bodied mouth, revealing beautiful floral and savory layers with a firm frame of firm, exquisitely ripe tannins and seamless freshness, finishing with epic length. (99 RP)

All wines in OWC

Donated by Cindee & Michael Gold