The Brellis House


Best Cellars: Plungerhead Dry Creek Valley Old Vine Zinfandel

Posted on June 10th, 2012 by Susanna

Pungerhead wine

We thought this wine had an interesting label and we wanted to try a zinfandel since the weather is getting warmer. This one is a 2008 old vine zin from the Dry Creek Valley of California.  Dan liked the smell, he picked up oak, vanilla, and raspberry. I smelled a lot of oak, but the taste was very unusual- I thought it tasted really musty like it was old, like in a good way.  Dan thought it was really dry and tasted sharp and acidic. Zinfandels are apparently good with rich sauces and grilled food, neither of which we had while we were drinking this.  We give this wine an 87. It was $18.99. We both really liked it, but preferred the Bogel zin we had last week.