PlumpJack Syrah 2015
The impeccable 2015 vintage blessed both of our Napa Valley vineyard sources, Hudson in Carneros and Stagecoach on Atlas Peak, that yield fruit for our 2015 PlumpJack Syrah, Napa Valley. The cool, foggy Hudson Vineyard imparts this wine with a smoky, bacon aromas layered with white and black pepper along with some floral notes, while the sunny and rocky Stagecoach Vineyard expresses the typicity and elegance of mountain fruit - powerful and focused, with a bouquet of blackberry, fresh boysenberry and warm huckleberry pie. On the palate, the Hudson vineyard brings beautiful, bright raspberries, freshly-cracked black pepper, followed by lively acid, whereas the Stagecoach Vineyard adds dark fruit flavors, pronounced concentration and a formidable structure.
"It is hard to believe that Plumpjack could make an even blacker purple wine than the 2014, but they have done just that with the 2015 Syrah. Slightly lower in alcohol at 15%, versus the 15.4% of the 2014, the opaque purple wine offers up blueberry and blackberry liqueur, charcoal, incense and white flowers in a gorgeously voluptuously textured wine that doesn’t quite show the nuances and delineation of the 2014, but keep in mind it is one year younger. This is packed and stacked and another potentially brilliant Syrah from Plumpjack. I wonder what their fruit source might be?" -95pts Wine Advocate