This Syrah is truly a wine of place and the character of this wine is dictated by the cooler climate of the Los Carneros growing region. The cooler weather helps the Syrah to fully develop ripe fruit character while retaining freshness and incredible spice. The nose on the 2019 PlumpJack Syrah opens up with a range of fresh berries – blackberry, blueberry, boysenberry, and cranberry. Just behind the fruit is beautiful warming spice – cardamom, cinnamon, and nutmeg – along with black and white peppercorn. There are additional layers of more earthy notes – damp soil, crushed granite, and cured tobacco. The palate is full-bodied, with a round, silky texture that is beautifully framed by firm yet supple tannin. This is a beautiful and complex wine.
Made from 100% Syrah, the 2019 Syrah has a deep garnet-purple color and a lifted perfume of roses and Morello cherries over a core of baked plums and cracked black pepper with a hint of charcuterie. Full-bodied, the palate delivers a solid frame of rounded tannins with just enough freshness and a long, peppery finish.
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, 92 pts.