A meeting with Mike: Plumpjack + Cade Collaboration = An Adaptation ~ NOT YET REVIEWED
We had a meeting with Mike from Republic today. The subject being 2013 Adaptation Cabernet Sauvignon. Adaptation is an 8 barrel collaboration (approx. 450 cases) of Plumpjack and Cade using all elite single vineyard fruit. This bottle utilizes exquisite Napa components and combines them with a French winemaking style to produce a Napa Cabernet which encompasses luxurious plum flavors, white chocolate, black pepper spice and an enticing cappuccino finish. Having said that, this is a traditionally made wine which will probably cellar for 15 years. In our humble opinion, when it comes to Plumpjack, Cade or Adaptation is the best of the three or at least this particular release. This wine is not yet reviewed, probably because it is featured almost exclusively in the most highbrowed country clubs in the country - their target market. To hell with that, enjoy it with dinner, although Michele says it is so seemless, you really do not need food. We were expecting a good Cabernet, not a great one!!! $52.95 per
This is the very best, Rex & Michele
The proof is always in the glass!