PlumpJack Merlot

PlumpJack Merlot

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PlumpJack Merlot is a Napa Valley, California Red Wine that boasts a captivating and intricate aroma of depth and intrigue.

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Gavin Newsom and Gordon Getty co-founded PlumpJack Winery in 1995, drawing inspiration from Shakespeare’s character, Sir John “PlumpJack” Falstaff. PlumpJack Winery, situated in Napa Valley’s Oakville region, encompasses a 42-acre estate vineyard renowned for its Cabernet Sauvignon. The winery and vineyard, dating back to the 1800s, benefit from a unique position on the valley floor. The east side, along the Vaca mountain range, produces bold fruit character, while the west side, in the Napa River flood zone, yields grapes with a softer, more supple character. The estate, encompassing diverse soils, contributes to the intriguing complexity of PlumpJack wines. Proprietors James and Anne McWilliams elevated the estate vineyard’s prominence from 1973 to 1995. Under winemaker Aaron Miller’s guidance, PlumpJack continues this legacy, producing highly acclaimed wines such as Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Reserve Chardonnay, Napa Valley Syrah, and Merlot. Aaron employs meticulous methods to showcase the vineyards, monitoring ripeness, choosing fermentation styles, and aging wines in various oak barrels. PlumpJack’s commitment to quality and approachability is evident, even embracing screw-caps for select bottlings. The winery’s convivial spirit extends to its tasting room, welcoming both seasoned wine enthusiasts and newcomers alike.
The PlumpJack Merlot 2019 vintage has a beautiful and complex nose black cherry, boysenberry jam, plum, and fresh cut flowers come through first, then cardamom, nutmeg, and a touch of cocoa and vanilla enter giving the nose depth and intrigue. The palate too has great depth and complexity flavors of red cherries, muddled berries, and dried herbs, with a creamy texture and silky tannin complimented by a fresh, vibrant acidity.

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Weight 24 oz
Dimensions 5 × 5 × 15 in

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