2004 Plumpjack Estate Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate (100% Cabernet Sauvignon) exhibits a dark ruby/purple hue along with a sweet bouquet of scorched earth, smoky new oak, black currants, roasted coffee beans, and a hint of leather. Blueberry and blackberry fruit characteristics also emerge from this full-bodied, supple-textured, opulent, flamboyant, sexy, seductive effort. Consume it over the next 15+ years.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Full medium ruby. Cassis, minerals, dark chocolate, fruitcake and a floral topnote on the nose. Dense and full but juicy, with highly concentrated, sweet flavors of berries, chocolate and spices. Conveys an impression of strong extract. Finishes with sweet tannins, excellent length and a peppery lift.
This is the winery's regular estate Cab, and it's good, elegant wine. Dry and balanced, it shows blackberry, cassis and new oaky, smoky flavors; it's rich in smooth, ripe, dense tannins. It's a masculine wine in need of some time in the cellar, though not one of PlumpJack’s greater Cabernets, marked as it is by some sharpness.