Plungerhead Dry Creek Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
Cabernet Sauvignon from Sonoma County, California
The 2012 vintage was a combination of three vineyards of Cabernet Sauvignon. The largest of the lots carried incredible dark color and rich fruit into this blend. The aromas show dark blackberry fruit, dried fig, black raspberry, earthy Dry Creek terrior notes, and a touch of roasted porcini mushrooms. Your first sip starts with rich blackberry jam, dried blueberry, milk chocolate, deep toasted coconut, black walnut, and finishing with fresh cranberry, ripe boysenberry, hints of vanilla and fi re toasted dill from aging in American Oak barrels.
Tasting Panel - "Grown on steep, gravelly hillsides, this juicy, lush Cab generously offers blue and black berries in a seal of dusty tannins. An echo of soil and dark chocolate brings in an earthy side, and the addition of white peppered coffee keeps it lively. The nose, deep and inviting, is a cue to the gobby fruit within."
Plungerhead is Zinfandel for Zinfandel lovers; made with character for characters. An avant-garde collection of Zinfandels from known California growing regions showcases your favorite Zinfandel flavors. View all Plungerhead Wines
About Sonoma CountyView a map of Sonoma County wineriesRelated Links:
Twice as large as Napa in size, Sonoma County only makes about a half the amount of wine as her northeasterly neighbor. But Sonoma, with her size, is able to vouch for more diversity within her borders, including sub-AVAs that are climatically varied. The atmosphere of Sonoma is decidedly laid back and down home country style. But in wines, they are keeping up with the Joneses, or Napa-ites if you will. Grape varieties are more varied here, from Pinot Noir and Zinfandel to Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay.
Notable FactsThe largest sub-AVAs of Sonoma include Dry Creek Valley, Russian River Valley, Alexander Valley and Sonoma Valley. Each sub-AVA, with its own micro-climate, is unique in its grape varieties and styles of wine. Dry Creek makes a mean Zinfandel while Russian River produces stand up Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The Alexander Valley makes some of the better Cabernet Sauvignons in the county and Sonoma Valley creates excellent wines from all the above varieties. Other grapes found throughout Sonoma include Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot and Syrah.
About CaliforniaIt's not rare to see a wine's country of origin listed as "California." A country into itself in the wine world, California makes enough varieties and styles to match many European wine countries. It produces a diverse range of wines that span the quality spectrum.
Customer ReviewsSign In to Add Your Review0 }div>Related Products
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Wine Style Guide
Light & Fruity
- Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Smooth & Supple
- Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Earthy & Spicy
- Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Big & Bold