PlumpJack Merlot 2012 - Stirling Fine Wines
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PlumpJack Merlot 2012

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PlumpJack Merlot 2012
$89.99
Save $25.00 (27%)
$64.99

SKU 04923

750ml

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Our Merlot vineyard sits in the Oak Knoll region of the Napa Valley, and is nestled up to the Mayacamas Mountain Range on the west side of the valley. The mild climate and alluvial soils lend this wine great balance. The mild temperatures allow these grapes to develop rich raspberry and black cherry aromatics that are layered with chocolate and a touch of smoke imparted by our barrel aging. The alluvial soils help to bring darker fruits to the nose and give this wine a full, robust, and concentrated palate, while the mild climate gives this wine an elegance and a wonderful natural acidity that lifts this wine from start to finish.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Region California, Napa Valley, Oak Knoll
Brand PlumpJack
Alcohol/vol 15.2%
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Vinous The 2012 Merlot is radiant, expressive and beautifully balanced. Mocha, plum, spice, licorice and tobacco notes all flesh out in a supple, inviting Merlot with tons of near and medium-term appeal.

Antonio Galloni, November 2013
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Wine AdvocateThe delicious, plump, fleshy 2012 Merlot has a dense ruby/purple color, plenty of big exuberant berry fruit, full-bodied opulence and excellent purity and depth. This is serious Merlot that even Cabernet lovers will get excited about. Drink it over the next decade or more.

Robert Parker, October 2014
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Wine SpectatorA hard wine to assess, with lush black cherry fruit and dense and chewy tannins. Offers accents of dried herb and toasted spice. Needs time. Best from 2017 through 2020. 2,600 cases made.

Tim Fish, November 2014