A blend of 85% Zinfandel from Lodi; 6% Barbera and 5% Carignane from the Sierra Foothills; and 2% Petite Sirah and 2% Tempranillo from Clarksburg, California.
SRP of $14 and available for as low as $10. 42,500 cases produced. Sample submitted for review.
From the bottle:
'Hey, Zork Dork is back!' 'Ed-deee...my man!' I'm not the kind of guy who holds a grudge, so when I got back to the office, I just laughed along with everyone else. Of course I had thought it was just another practical joke... I kept telling myself the guy's face on the front label didn't resemble me at all - and my legs really didn't look half bad. After all, they did sort of name this wine after me. -- Eddie Plongerheid
Laid back guys, stand-out wines
Irreverent craftsmen following a rooted (somewhat less irreverent) family tradition.
With its distinct, Monty Python-esque label and it's zork enclosure, you might think this wine is all bells and whistles, but then again we are talking about Zinfandel from Lodi here. Could this wine offer up that elusive combination of a humorous, memorable label and great taste? Let's find out.
The 2012 Plungerhead Old Vine Lodi Zinfandel opens with a big, fun aromatic nose full of dark fruit, spice, bramble and vanilla. Don't hesitate to give the wine a good swirl in the glass as this one has lots to discover. Tasting reveals sweet berry fruit, lots of spice, more bramble, vanilla and a little toasty oak. It's a bit sweeter than I prefer at 5g/L of residual sugar but it works well. It ends long with lingering mocha notes. A memorable wine, just about any way you look at it!
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