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PlumpJack Merlot 2021 750ml
SKU: 10072638

PlumpJack Merlot 2021

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Category Red Wine
Origin California, Napa Valley
Brand PlumpJack
Alcohol/vol 15.2%
The 2021 PlumpJack Merlot is complex and layered. The nose leads with cherry, raspberry, and boysenberry, followed by sweet earth and dried herbs. The oak barrels bring depth to the nose by infusing notes of cinnamon, nutmeg, pie crust, vanilla, caramel, and hickory. These flavors carry through to the palate, which has a silky texture, firm yet plush tannin, and lively acidity. This wine has great length and finishes with an impression of espresso and baker's chocolate.
Jeb Dunnuck
  • jd93

Coming from two sites (Oak Knoll and Carneros), the 2021 Merlot offers a beautifully perfumed, complex, medium to full-bodied style to go with fresher, yet still rich aromas and flavors. Black cherries, mulberries, chocolate, and some floral notes all define the aromatics, and it's balanced, with ripe tannins and a great finish.

December 26, 2023
  • v93

The 2021 Merlot is a heady, racy wine. Even so, what emerges most is a palpable cool-climate savoriness. Lavender, spice, blue/purplish fruit, menthol and creme de cassis all take shape in the glass. The 2021 is a blend of fruit from sites in Oak Knoll and Carneros. In this edition, the Merlot is a bit lett juicy than in some previous years, but that's a style that works well.

December 2023
Wine Advocate
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Sourced from Oak Knoll and Carneros, Plumpjack's 2021 Merlot is a lush, approachable, easy-to-enjoy representation of the variety. The nose features caramelized black cherries, cinnamon, mocha, brown sugar and similar sensations, while the full-bodied palate is round, ripe and supple, even a bit creamy in texture, with a soft, plush finish. Tasted twice, with consistent notes.

January 31, 2024

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