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Plumpjack 2018 Syrah, Napa Valley

95+ Points - limited                             
New release of Plumpjack's Syrah- limited.

2016 Reviews:

95+ Points Jeb Dunnick:
"Tasted as a barrel sample, the 2016 Syrah is similar to the 2015, only slightly more pure and fresh. Blackberries, olive tapenade, smoked meats, and pepper all emerge from this medium to full-bodied, concentrated, beautifully pure Syrah that’s going to drink nicely for at least a decade. It’s a gorgeous Syrah that Rhône lovers should snatch up."

95 Points Antonio Galloni (Vinous):  "The 2016 Syrah packs a serious punch. Inky and explosive on the palate, the 2016 is shaping up to be another real gem from winemaker Aaron Miller. Even with all of its intensity, the 2016 has a good bit of freshness and structure woven into its intense, dark-fleshed fruit. Scents of lavender, licorice and blueberry pie add to the wine's considerable appeal."

94 Points Wine Spectator: "A velvety texture meets a complex structure, with black raspberry, smoky mocha and beefy pepper flavors that pick up richness and speed toward big but polished tannins. Drink now through 2026."

Grown in Napa, but inspired by the Northern Rhone style, this Syrah exhibits a smoky, gamey nose layered with white and black pepper, with complementary notes of blueberry and raspberry aromatics. Well structured, the palate is full of bright raspberries, black pepper and smoke. This wine has beautiful finesse, great concentration and vibrant acidity.