Plungerhead Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2009

Zinfandel from Sonoma County, California

Price: $18.29
Item No. 114693
  • WE90
Style: Smooth & Supple

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

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.9%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

Inky purple in color, the 2009 Dry Creek Zin bursts with aromas of molasses, dried fruit, sappy blackberry, white pepper, and warm middle eastern spices. Your first sip brims of dark raspberry, black cherry, cola, tamarind, and dried plum. Then the flavors of baked blackberry pie, teriyaki beef jerky, cardamom, and clove spice linger on your mid-palate. On the finish, the dark dried black fruit comes back with hints of cedar, vanilla, and root beer. This is a Zinfandel lovers' Zin.

Learn About Plungerhead Map ItMap It

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.

Learn About Sonoma County

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...

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Learn About Zinfandel

Zinfandel(ZIN-fahn-dell) American Grape Zinfandel the American - or Californian - grape. Although it's not from America (Croatia has been named its origin), it does seem quite at home in the vineyards of California. During Prohibition, many Zinfandel vines survived as the high-yielding grape was popular both for home winemaking and communion wine, which is...

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