PlumpJack Winery sits squarely in the heart of Napa Valley’s renowned Oakville region, surrounded by a 42-acre estate vineyard highly regarded for the quality of its Cabernet Sauvignon.
Gavin Newsom and Gordon Getty established PlumpJack Winery in 1995, inspired by one of Shakespeare’s most memorable characters, Sir John “PlumpJack” Falstaff. PlumpJack’s down-to-earth, fun-loving, irreverent nature is rivaled only by his fierce loyalty to Prince Hal (Henry V), with whom he shares more than a few goblets of sack (wine) at the local tavern. “If sack and sugar be a fault,” intones PlumpJack, “God help the wicked.” At PlumpJack Winery we appreciate this hearty fellow’s priorities. We pay allegiance to our world-class vineyard by crafting wines of the highest quality, and we celebrate the convivial spirit of our namesake with their inviting, approachable style. Even our tasting room encourages camaraderie, with doors wide open to long-time wine lovers and new enthusiasts alike.
The 2018 PlumpJack Chardonnay is packed with the fresh aromas of Meyer
lemon, pomelo, green pear, honeysuckle, and orange blossom with a touch of
toast and apple cinnamon. The palate is creamy, silky, and bright, giving the
sensations of great weight and vibrant freshness.
Our Chardonnay grapes are sourced from two vineyards in the Napa Valley –
one in Los Carneros and the other in St. Helena. At just 30 miles apart, Los
Carneros can be 10 -15 degrees cooler than St Helena. Due to this difference in
temperature along with other differences, such as soil type, these two vineyard
sites vary greatly in character and expression but add layers and layers of flavor to
the nose and palate.