2016 Plumpjack Merlot
Merlot - 750ML
  • VN 95
  • JD 93
  • WA 92
  • WS 92

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VN 95
Vinous, March 2018
(VN 93-95 points) The 2016 Merlot is aromatically expressive and dense, a combination that is hugely appealing. Sage, mint, licorice, chocolate, lavender and black cherry jam run through this large-scaled, beautifully... (VN 93-95 points) The 2016 Merlot is aromatically expressive and dense, a combination that is hugely appealing. Sage, mint, licorice, chocolate, lavender and black cherry jam run through this large-scaled, beautifully resonant Merlot. The interplay of elements here is really quite striking. There is quite a bit to look forward to. A dollop of Malbec rounds out the blend. -- Antonio Galloni
JD 93
jebdunnuck.com, December 2017
(JD 91-93 points) Made from 96% Merlot and 4% Malbec that’s aging in mostly French oak (there 12% American oak), the 2016 Merlot offers up a forward, sexy, spice-filled style that’s going to drink nicely right out of the... (JD 91-93 points) Made from 96% Merlot and 4% Malbec that’s aging in mostly French oak (there 12% American oak), the 2016 Merlot offers up a forward, sexy, spice-filled style that’s going to drink nicely right out of the gate. Black cherries, red and black currants, toasted spice, vanilla bean and a touch of oak all give way to a medium to full-bodied, layered, ripe, balanced 2016 to drink over the coming 10-15 years.
WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2018
Containing a 4% splash of Malbec, the deep purple-black colored 2016 Merlot opens with notions of chocolate-covered cherries, plum preserves, spice cake and black pepper with hints of garrigue and wild sage. Full-bodied... Containing a 4% splash of Malbec, the deep purple-black colored 2016 Merlot opens with notions of chocolate-covered cherries, plum preserves, spice cake and black pepper with hints of garrigue and wild sage. Full-bodied and boldly fruited in the mouth, the juicy black fruit is well framed by rounded tannins and oodles of freshness, finishing long and spicy. - Lisa Perrotti-Brown
WS 92
Wine Spectator, July 2019
Pure and juicy flavors of dark currant, raspberry and cherry pastry are supported by crisp tannins and fresh acidity. Long, minerally finish offers hints of tapenade and cedar box. Drink now through 2024. — K.M.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Merlot
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Vintage 2016
Percent alcohol 15.4%
Closure Cork