Plumpjack Napa Valley Syrah 2014

$65

96 Points - limited                              Plumpjack's limited-production and gorgeous 2014 Syrah available for a limited time. 96 Points Robert Parker:  "The 2014 Syrah is gorgeous. Loads of flowery blackberry and cassis fruit, along with spice and forest floor jump from the glass of this killer Syrah. It is no wimpy wine at 15.4% alcohol, but the complex aromatics, the stunningly full-bodied, rich flavors of blue and black fruits, the nicely integrated acidity, tannin and wood, all make for a compelling example of Syrah to drink over the next 10-15 years – perhaps even longer. This is a great effort." 94 Points Wine Spectator: "Polished and impeccably structured, with blackberry and smoky meat aromas and layered, rich flavors of licorice and espresso that linger toward big but firm tannins. Drink now through 2027." ...This famed estate on the Oakville crossroads, which was once the Villa Mt. Eden winery, where Nils Venge made a succession of profound wines in the 1970s, is now owned by the Getty family and called Plumpjack. These are always among my favorite wines in Napa Valley, as they are consistently well-crafted and represent the best of the Oakville corridor. Grown in Napa, but inspired by the Northern Rhone style, this Syrah exhibits a smoky, gamey nose layered with white and black pepper, with complementary notes of blueberry and raspberry aromatics. Well structured, the palate is full of bright raspberries, black pepper and smoke. This wine has beautiful finesse, great concentration and vibrant acidity. 

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Ratings on Delectable

WineMascot Delectable Pro

A tad hedonistic but who cares!?! The balance is there, the acid is there and the fruit is perfect... like scrapping warm Blueberry pie off of a blue slate plate.

A tad hedonistic but who cares!?! The balance is there, the acid is there and the fruit is perfect... like scrapping warm Blueberry pie off of a blue slate plate.

9.3

Joe Gillies

If you are a fan of Cali cabs, you'll enjoy this as a variation. Big dark fruits, vanilla, and some meatiness. Very good and drinking well now. Decanted for 30min.

If you are a fan of Cali cabs, you'll enjoy this as a variation. Big dark fruits, vanilla, and some meatiness. Very good and drinking well now. Decanted for 30min.

9.5

Jason Oliver

Great syrah. Of the odette/cade/plumpjack portfolio, this is a favorite (other than the reserve cabs).

Great syrah. Of the odette/cade/plumpjack portfolio, this is a favorite (other than the reserve cabs).

9.4

Dennis Young

Valentines with my sweetheart!

Valentines with my sweetheart!

9.2

Steve Medbery

2014 with decant. Bold, gamey, bacon but with subtle transitions.

2014 with decant. Bold, gamey, bacon but with subtle transitions.

9.3

Martin Diehr

Beautiful NV Syrah. Big fruit, making this PJ another stellar wine in their port folio

Beautiful NV Syrah. Big fruit, making this PJ another stellar wine in their port folio

9.3

Sam Hege

Huge fruit bomb. Olives and dark fruit on the nose. Really enjoyable, but a bit over ripe and big.

Huge fruit bomb. Olives and dark fruit on the nose. Really enjoyable, but a bit over ripe and big.

8.7

David James

Big & dark! Black teeth syndrome but delicious!

Big & dark! Black teeth syndrome but delicious!

9.0

Bill Shannon

Meaty- bacon- not a plummy Syrah- very good!

Meaty- bacon- not a plummy Syrah- very good!

9.1

John Eaton

Good stuff.

Good stuff.

9.0

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