PlumpJack Merlot 2016

PlumpJack Merlot 2016

SKU 2765


The 2016 vintage has layers of aromatics ranging from black cherry, plum, and raspberry to graham cracker, vanilla, butterscotch, and sweet hickory smoke. These flavors extend to the palate, which has a rich and silky entry with bright acidity and firm structure, resulting in great tension, balance, and persistence on the finish.
Category Red Wine
Region California, Napa Valley
Brand PlumpJack
Alcohol/vol 15.4%
  • wa90-92

Wine AdvocateA barrel sample composed of 96% Merlot and 4% Malbec, the 2016 Merlot has a deep garnet-purple color and nose of baked plums, blueberry pie and spice box with hints of garrigue and dusty earth plus a waft of bay leaves. The full-bodied palate possesses a good core of plummy fruit with a velvety frame and just enough freshness, finishing with an herbal lift.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, October 31, 2017