2008 Plumpjack Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Gary Thomas June 30, 2011 Tasting Notes 3 Comments Somewhat disappointing on first taste with vegetal asparagus notes, but patience is rewarded. Those unhappy nuances float away into the ether once the major alcohol (14.8%) dissipates, replaced by a nose of ripe blackberries and spices—a hint of anise, perhaps. Coats the palate nicely with soft tannins and chocolate and plum flavors. The finish is not overly impressive at first, but grows on you. In fact, this wine was even better the next day. Not out of place with a duck confit or even a cassoulet (once the weather gets chilly again). Highly recommended. WHO: Plumpjack Estate WHAT: Cabernet Sauvignon WHERE: Napa Valley, California WHEN: 2008 HOW MUCH: $75 Pingback: Wine Wines @ everything! » Blog Archive » 2008 Plumpjack Estate Cabernet Sauvignon – Palate Pres() http://plumpjackwinery.com PlumpJack Winery Gary, Thanks for the kind review of the 2008 PlumpJack Estate Cabernet! Patience with this bottle will surly be rewarded. Let us know how it pairs with duck confit and cassoulet. http://www.foodandwinechickie.com Veronique Deblois Was surprised at how you started the review, but then you got it! I love Plumpjack cab and your description of ‘mouth coating’ is right on.