Dark plum in color, with aromas of chocolate, brambly blackberries, toasted clove and sweet cinnamon welcome you to dive into the glass. The first sip bursts with fruit flavors of plum, raspberry, and pomegranate. Big in mouthfeel and flavor, this Zinfandel delivers on all points.
Plungerhead wines start in the heart of Lodi, California, which has grown in popularity over recent years for crafting world class wines. Our goal is to make wines reflective of Lodi’s true character with rich flavors that are bold and reflective of its unique soil and Mediterranean climate.
We use three primary vineyards for our Zinfandel grapes sourcing in Lodi; Grand Vin Lands Vineyard, Mettler Family Vineyards, and Manna Vineyards. All three of these vineyards are located in the sandy soils of the Mokelumne River Basin sub appellation of Lodi. Mokelumne River Basin sub appellation is known for dense, sand soils that keep the rootstocks warm during harvest, pushing ripeness to ideal levels on varietals like Zinfandel.
Our final blend incorporates additional varietals grown in Lodi and Clarksburg. Tempranillo and Merlot grapes come from Heringer and Wilson Vineyards, located in Clarksburg. These varietals are selected for their mid palate notes of Tempranillo’s bright cherry and Merlot offers notes of ripe blueberry. Petite Sirah, also sourced from Mettler Family Vineyards, adds lush silkiness texture to the mid palate of the wine. Finally, the addition of Mourvèdre adds earthy tannin notes and texture to the wine. Combined together, these varietals deliver complexity and layers for a bold Zinfandel, full of ripe fruit intensity and structure that lingers throughout the palate.
84% Zinfandel 11% Petite Sirah 2% Mourvedre 2% Tempranillo 1% Merlot