WA (94-96) Vinous 94 Pts - According to Robert Parker - "The saturated, dense, inky/purple-colored 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate reveals spectacularly sweet fruit (sucrosity) and purity as well as a full-bodied mouthfeel, and a lightness and ethereal complexity that are not the least bit heavy. This stunning 2012 should age effortlessly for 15-20+ years."
According to Antonio Galloni - "The full sensuality of 2012 comes through in Plumpjack's 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon. Rich, layered and sumptuous in the glass, the 2012 is absolutely striking. Espresso, mocha, rose petals and spices wrap around the radiant finish. This is such a gorgeous example of the year and one of the truly great sites in Napa Valley. The Reserve gets most of the attention at Plumpjack, but in the 2012, the straight Cabernet Sauvignon is nearly as stellar."
Tasting Notes - "The long, mild growing season allowed for a long hang time with even ripening and outstanding flavor development and tannin maturity. The flavors coming out of our Estate vineyard in Oakville were absolutely amazing and these flavors have persisted throughout fermentation and aging. The fruit on the nose is intense and lively with aromas of black cherry and raspberry followed by iron, crushed granite, and sage, all laced with mocha and vanilla. This wine has a rich and concentrated palate with great structure and an enduring finish." 15.4% ABV.