PlumpJack 2016 Merlot, Napa Valley
The mild climate and alluvial soils of the Oak Knoll District lend this wine great balance and structure. The alluvial soils bring darker fruits to the nose and palate, and give this wine its structure and concentration. The 2016 vintage has layers of aromatics ranging from black cherry, plum, and raspberry to graham cracker, vanilla, butterscotch, and sweet hickory smoke. These flavors extend to the palate, which has a rich and silky entry with bright acidity and firm structure, resulting in great tension, balance, and persistence on the finish.