Plumpjack Reserve Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 1997

Ratings on Delectable

Matthew Garza

Velvet in a glass. Exquisite nose packed with cocoa, coffee, and red fruit. Lush on the palate. One of the best wines I've had in a while.

Velvet in a glass. Exquisite nose packed with cocoa, coffee, and red fruit. Lush on the palate. One of the best wines I've had in a while.

10

John Kemper

This boxed two-pack of '97 PlumpJack Cabernet Sauvignon 'Reserve' came with one Cork Closure and one Stelvin Closure to compare their aging development. Both bottles tasted side-by-side had the same opaque ruby color, similar aromas of earthy cassis, menthol and toasty oak and comparable brawny flavors of black raspberry and currant. The screw-cap bottle, however, seemed richer, sweeter and fruitier, but with more tannic grip, while the cork version seemed softer, more evolved and slightly more complex. A most interesting experiment!

This boxed two-pack of '97 PlumpJack Cabernet Sauvignon 'Reserve' came with one Cork Closure and one Stelvin Closure to compare their aging development. Both bottles tasted side-by-side had the same opaque ruby color, similar aromas of earthy cassis, menthol and toasty oak and comparable brawny flavors of black raspberry and currant. The screw-cap bottle, however, seemed richer, sweeter and fruitier, but with more tannic grip, while the cork version seemed softer, more evolved and slightly more complex. A most interesting experiment!

9.3

Mike Peterson

Tired bottles of wine. Glad they were consumed now. With great friends.

Tired bottles of wine. Glad they were consumed now. With great friends.

9.6