Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2016
The Syrah grapes are sourced from two amazing vineyards in the Napa Valley – Hudson in Los Carneros and Stagecoach on Atlas Peak. These unique AVAs lend this wine its signature characteristics. The cool, foggy Hudson vineyard imparts this wine with a smoky, gamey nose layered with white and black pepper, while the sunny and rocky Stagecoach vineyard is responsible for the concentrated blueberry and raspberry aromatics. The Hudson vineyard also brings beautiful, bright raspberries, black pepper, smoke, finesse and a lively acid to the palate, whereas the Stagecoach vineyard adds dark fruit, great concentration, and structure.
91 Points The Wine Advocate - "PlumpJack's delicious 2013 Syrah, which is 100% Syrah aged in 65% new French oak, tips the scales at 15% alcohol. It offers a dense purple color, a big, sweet kiss of blackberry and cassis liqueur, and touches of licorice and underbrush. It is full-bodied, opulent, and best drunk over the next decade or more."
93 Points Wine Spectator - "Well-built and richly structured, with bold aromas of blackberry, mocha and licorice, showing layered flavors of smoky raspberry, grilled herb and pepper. The tannins are big, but ripe and balanced. Drink now through 2028."
94 Points Vinous / Antonio Galloni - "Plumpjack's Syrah is a jewel of a wine. Black pepper,game, crème de cassis, juniper berries, exotic spices and lavender are all crystalline and delineated in the glass. The interplay of fruit, acidity and tannin is totally compelling. Plumpjack draws on fruit from Hudson and Stagecoah for their Syrah."