PlumpJack Syrah 2013


SKU 3002


Our 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 along with some floral notes, while the sunny and rocky Stagecoach vineyard lends this wine intense and concentrated fruit aromas of blackberry, boysenberry, and huckleberry pie. 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. The whole-cluster fermentation adds more complexity with some green peppercorn and spice in the finish, and the oak imparts smokiness to the nose and bittersweet chocolate to the finish.
Category Red Wine
Country California
Region Napa Valley
Brand PlumpJack
Alcohol/vol 15.2%
  • wa89-91

Wine AdvocateThe 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.

Robert Parker, October 2014