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Plungerhead Zinfandel Old Vine Dry Creek Valley 2011

Winemaker's Notes:

Your first impression is of deep purple color and enticing Zinfandel aromas; blueberry, fresh fig, black pepper, and cardamom spice. Then your first sip; dark black fruits, dried cherry, dark chocolate, black raspberry, exotic vanilla, and mocha. The finish continues to dip into the dark blackberry cobbler flavors continuing to show the combination of French and American oak influences; vanilla, cinnamon bark, and cedar.

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Plungerhead:
Plungerhead is a brand of Zinfandel produced by The Other Guys, the hipster offshoot of Sebastiani family wine brands. The bottle features a ZORK closure (a red tear-tab stopper) that matches the Monty Python-esque  label image of the bespoke, mustachioed gent with the red plunger on his head. These affordable Zinfandels have gained popularity not only for their unique packaging, but also their value-driven quality. 

External Reviews for Plungerhead Zinfandel Old Vine Dry Creek Valley

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
07/05/2013

Our 2011 Dry Creek Zinfandel is inky purple in color. The aromas show notes of dusty old Dry Creek terrior, candy cap mushroom, concentrated black raspberry, fig preserves, white pepper, and fresh baked cinnamon rolls. In the mouth, you will see flavors of sugar sweetened blackberries, cherry sorbet, cardamom spice, warm nutmeg, Madagascar vanilla bean, wild blueberry, and finishes with notes of fresh figs, thyme, blackberry cobbler, and southern sweet tea.This 2011 vintage has me thinking of smoked turkey legs with sweet potato French fries and fried okra. This blend is refined enough to pair with choice grade steaks as well as anything off the barbeque. Mediterranean fare would also pair well as would lamb dishes. Or try with a dessert course instead of port, with bittersweet chocolate mousse or a dark chocolate tarte with fresh whipped cream. - WinerypH: 3.67TA: 0.62 g/100mLsAlcohol: 14.5%Residual Sugar: 2.8 g/100mLs


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
02/19/2015

Our 2011 Dry Creek Zinfandel is inky purple in color. The aromas show notes of dusty old Dry Creek terrior, candy cap mushroom, concentrated black raspberry, fig preserves, white pepper, and fresh baked cinnamon rolls. In the mouth, you will see flavors of sugar sweetened blackberries, cherry sorbet, cardamom spice, warm nutmeg, Madagascar vanilla bean, wild blueberry, and finishes with notes of fresh figs, thyme, blackberry cobbler, and southern sweet tea. This 2011 vintage has me thinking of smoked turkey legs with sweet potato French fries and fried okra. This blend is refined enough to pair with choice grade steaks as well as anything off the barbeque. Mediterranean fare would also pair well as would lamb dishes. Or try with a dessert course instead of port, with bittersweet chocolate mousse or a dark chocolate tarte with fresh whipped cream. - Winery pH: 3.67 TA: 0.62 g/100mLs Alcohol: 14.5% Residual Sugar: 2.8 g/100mLs



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Your first impression is of deep purple color and enticing Zinfandel aromas; blueberry, fresh fig, black pepper, and cardamom spice. Then your first sip; dark black fruits, dried cherry, dark chocolate, black raspberry, exotic vanilla, and mocha. The finish continues to dip into the dark blackberry cobbler flavors continuing to show the combination of French and American oak influences; vanilla, cinnamon bark, and cedar.

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