Plumpjack Winery

Gavin Newsom and Gordon Getty established PlumpJack Winery in 1995, inspired by one of Shakespeare's most memorable characters, Sir John "PlumpJack" Falstaff. His down-to-earth, fun-loving, irreverent nature is rivaled only by his fierce loyalty to Prince Hal, with whom he shares more than a few goblets of wine at the local tavern. PlumpJack Winery appreciates this hearty fellow's priorities. They pay allegiance to their world-class vineyard by crafting wines of the highest quality, and they celebrate the convivial spirit of their namesake with their inviting, approachable style. Even their tasting room encourages camaraderie, with doors wide open to longtime wine lovers and new enthusiasts alike.

PlumpJack Winery sits squarely in the heart of Napa Valley's renowned Oakville region, surrounded by a 42-acre estate vineyard highly regarded for the quality of its Cabernet Sauvignon. Both the winery building and vineyard date back to the 1800s, which is when winemaking pioneers first took advantage of a unique position on the valley floor. The east side of the vineyard lies along the foothills of the Vaca mountain range and yields grapes with the kind of bold fruit character that comes from well-draining hillside soils. To the west, the estate lies in the Napa River floor zone, allowing vines to take root in rich, deep clay soils to produce grapes with softer, suppler varietal character. From the oldest, rockiest section – the "I" Block that sources Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve – to more recent plantings, PlumpJack strives to maintain balanced vines. Thanks to the full, expressive range of the estate, the resulting wines have become known for their intriguing complexity.

From 1973 to 1995, proprietors James and Anne McWilliams brought the estate vineyard to prominence with the dynamic, long-lived wines of Villa Mt. Eden Winery. PlumpJack is proud to carry on their fine heritage. Today, winemaker Aaron Miller and his team create the full-bodied, elegant wines that have earned the winery high critical acclaim. For each wine, he selects methods that allow our vineyards to shine through. He monitors vines for peak ripeness, chooses fermentation in oak or stainless steel, and ages the wines in a variety of oak barrels from distinctive cooperages.

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Plumpjack Winery 'Reserve' Chardonnay 2017
Winery Notes Our Chardonnay grapes are sourced from two vineyards in the Napa Valley – one in Los Carneros and the other in St. Helena. The cooler Carneros site imparts this wine with fresh green apple, Bosc pear, and lemon zest on the nose, while the warmer St. Helena site lends some tropical and
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Plumpjack Winery 'Reserve' Chardonnay 2015
" Plumpjack sources their Reserve Chardonnay from two Napa vineyards: one in Carneros and the other in St. Helena. One third of the wine is fermented in French oak and two thirds in stainess steel. Malolactic fermentation does not take place, which serves to accentuate the fruit and retain

Plumpjack Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
96  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 96 "The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Oakville is a blend of 97% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Petit Verdot aged in 80% new French oak. A beautiful, saturated purple color offers up blackberry, crème de cassis, licorice, charcoal and camphor. Full-bodied, yet still youthful and tight, it

Plumpjack Winery Syrah 2013
91  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 89-91 "The winery does produce some Syrah, and the 2013 Syrah offers lots of roasted meat, herbs and blue fruits. It's not yet formed and seems quite primary and grapy, but there's a lot going on and my rating may prove to be conservative."  "Grown in Napa, but inspired by the

Plumpjack Winery 'Reserve' Chardonnay 2014
" The 2014 PlumpJack Reserve Chardonnay is a fantastic Napa Chardonnay. Aromas of white peaches, pear, orange blossom and warm apple pie filling are followed on the palate with flavors of Fuji apples, cinnamon stick and lemon curd. Very pleasant to drink now but the acidity gives it room to age. " ~

Plumpjack Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 93 " The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Oakville is from the well-known McWilliam Oakville Vineyard, made famous by Nils Venge when he made wine at Villa Mt. Eden from this site. It has rich, broad, but velvety tannins, a medium to full-bodied mouthfeel, and up-front drinkability

PlumpJack Winery Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
" The 2011 PlumpJack Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is fresh and lively with its expressive fruit and layered notes of dried red fruits, vanilla, cinnamon, sage and fresh herbs that carry over onto the palate. Dark, nuanced and beautifully woven together demonstrating impressive balance and structure."

PlumpJack 'Reserve' Caberenet Sauvignon 2010
96  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 96“The highlight among these new releases, the 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve is stunningly beautiful…Fleshy and gorgeous, the 2010 stands out for its gorgeous depth, density and inner sweetness” ~AG

Plumpjack Winery Chardonnay Reserve 2012
"This wine is fresh and lively with aromas of apples, Bartlett Pear, with hints of vanilla and spice. The palette expresses green apple, citrus, and Figs that are all framed by a wonderful acidity and a creamy rich texture. "

Plumpjack Winery Syrah 2011
"Plumpjack's 2011 Syrah is promising, even if it lacks the sheer excitement of the 2010. Crushed flowers, anise, sweet herbs and red berries are woven together in this pretty, medium- bodied wine. The 2011 is at times a bit compact and fleeting. In this vintage, most of the fruit came from

Plumpjack Winery Merlot 2011
"The nose reveals layers of fresh berries, dried cherry, and violets that mingle with warming spices, vanilla, cocoa, and a touch of anise. On the palate this merlot is creamy on entry, exhibits a velvety mid palate, and a lengthy finish drawn out by seamlessly integrated tannin and a vibrant,

Plumpjack Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 375ml
94  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 94 "A gorgeous core of juicy red fruit announces the 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon. The 2010 stands out for its expressive, supple personality. There is more than enough fruit for the 2010 to drink well early. The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the more approachable wines of the vintage.

Plumpjack Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
94  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 94 "A gorgeous core of juicy red fruit announces the 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon. The 2010 stands out for its expressive, supple personality. There is more than enough fruit for the 2010 to drink well early. The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the more approachable wines of the vintage.

Plumpjack Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 375ml
94  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 94 "The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon is a beautiful wine. Freshly cut flowers, dark red berries, mint and crushed rocks are some of the nuances that flow from this highly articulated, engaging red. Despite its richness and obvious size, the 2009 retains remarkable freshness, clarity and

Plumpjack Winery Merlot 2010
"In a brilliant juxtaposition of dense fruit and light acidity, aromas of Black Cherry, Baked Plums, and Blackberry welcome the senses and are followed with warm notes of Dark Fudge, Chocolate, and Vanilla Beans. On the palate, Raspberry Cordial, Cherry Pie Filling, and Cedar box mingle with hints

PlumpJack Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 375ml
95  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 95 "From the Oakville estate of Plumpjack (the former Villa Mt. Eden Vineyard made famous by Nils Venge, whom I believe is still a consultant), the 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate has a gorgeous nose of creme de cassis, licorice, and graphite. Flawlessly put together, with delicate

PlumpJack Winery Merlot 2009
92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92 "The 2009 Merlot bursts from the glass with racy red fruit, mint, flowers and spices. This is a refined, juicy Merlot to drink over the next few years. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2016. I have been following Plumpjack since first visiting the winery nearly a decade ago. This is a

PlumpJack Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Estate 2009
94  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 94 "The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon is a beautiful wine. Freshly cut flowers, dark red berries, mint and crushed rocks are some of the nuances that flow from this highly articulated, engaging red. Despite its richness and obvious size, the 2009 retains remarkable freshness, clarity and

Plumpjack Winery 'Estate' Cabernet Sauv 2008
95  Robert Parker 
 Robert Parker 95 "From the Oakville estate of Plumpjack (the former Villa Mt. Eden Vineyard made famous by Nils Venge, whom I believe is still a consultant), the 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate has a gorgeous nose of creme de cassis, licorice, and graphite. Flawlessly put together, with delicate

Plumpjack Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2004 375ml
92  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 92"Dense, rich and concentrated, with a chewy core of ripe currant and blackberry fruit that teeters on syrupy. Finishes with chewy tannins and a dash of heat, but this is deep, intense and potent, with a lingering finish. Best from 2008 through 2012. 4,000 cases made. "

PlumpJack 'McWilliams Vyd' Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
92  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 92"This rich, full-bodied and creamy-textured red exhibits dried currant, spice, mineral and leather scents that unfold to reveal spice, plum and wild berry notes and ending with drying tannins. Drink now through 2017. 5,409 cases made. "

PlumpJack Winery Estate Cabernet Sauv 2005
92  Robert Parker 
 Robert Parker 92 "The 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is a full-bodied, chewy effort displaying copious aromas of lead pencil shavings, black currants, blueberries, licorice, charcoal, and spice box along with a hint of new oak. This beauty should unfold gracefully over the next 5-7 years, and last

Plumpjack Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 375ml
91  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 91 "The 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate (5,800 cases of 100% Cabernet Sauvignon) has closed down since last year, but with additional time, it should be an impressive effort. A beautiful inky/ruby/purple color is followed by concentrated creme de cassis fruit intermixed with graphite,

PlumpJack 'Reserve' Caberenet Sauvignon 2005
94  Robert Parker 
 Robert Parker 94+ "The backward 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Estate (390 cases) reminds me of a hypothetical blend of a top Pauillac and Napa Cabernet Sauvignon. Notes of creosote, charcoal, black currant liqueur, pain grille, and graphite are all present in this dense purple-colored, rich,

PlumpJack 'Reserve' Chardonnay 2009
"Since 2008 we feel that our Chardonnay style has really become a hit with our customers. With that being said it is always amazing to me to see vintage differences expressed in the wine. Inviting aromas of warm apple/pear cobbler, orange blossom, cinnamon and hints on anise. In the mouth flavors