2014 PlumpJack Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
The grapes in our 2014 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon were sourced from our rocky, gravelly I & K blocks on the east side of our estate. A paradigm of terroir, these blocks feature alluvial soils rich in volcanic nutrients that washed down from the Vaca Mountains. Emblematic of this side of our estate, these blocks gave us profoundly well-fruited and robustly concentrated grapes, which directly transcribes into the glass. This wine has deep, impenetrable color with an incredible force of fruit fragrances on the nose. A mixed handful of freshly picked berries, plum jam and cr me de cassis are the first aromas revealed, and are followed by diverse sub-layers of baking spices, baked blackberry and some wispy notes of cocoa. This wine, dense and concentrated, paints your palate with focused fruit f lavors of juicy blackberries, cocoa dipped blueberries, and dried plums. The texture of the tannins are velvety yet firm and are seamlessly interwoven into a long-lasting finish.
98+ Points, Robert Parker