1995 Plumpjack Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon
A supple and forward style, openly fruity, also well-oaked with toasty, spicy flavors and an elegant band of spice and currant-laced Cabernet flavors. Complex and intense; drinkable now, but worthy of cellaring...
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 1995 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate, made by winemaker Tuck Beckstoffer with back-up consulting from near-by neighbor Nils Venge of Saddleback Cellars, is a highly extracted, extremely rich, full-bodied Cabernet that will win many fans. Approximately 1,000 cases were produced of this dense purple-colored wine that reveals a ripe prune and cassis-scented nose with lavish smoky oak. Full-bodied, deep, and chewy, with sweet tannin and plenty of extract and glycerin, this is an impressively-endowed, supple style of Cabernet Sauvignon... Since I tasted this impressive wine last year, the proprietors, the Getty family, have divided the wine into two lots, a regular bottling and a reserve cuvee. If I were a reader, I wouldn't hesitate to get my name on this winery's mailing list. (RP)
First Plumpjack estate wine; highly collectible.