This review is brought to you by Plungerhead Wines.
The Plungerhead Lodi Cabernet Sauvignon has an SRP of $12 and is available for as low as $10. Sample submitted for review.
From the bottle:
You know, you go through your day, making the best of it, thinking no one ever really notices what you’ve done, when out of nowhere, the whole company lets out a baudy shrill sounding your name. “You’re the man!” Well, I guess I am. The crazy concept no one could conceive…snuck it in right at the end of one of those all day meetings. But then it stuck. So here is is…the Plungerhead.
I hate making awkward conversation with people you don’t really know at dinner parties and such. In situations like this the wine you choose is critical — not only for loosening people up and satisfying with its flavors and aromas, but also providing something to talk about.
Today’s wine checks all these boxes and more. With its unique label, Zork enclosure (see our review of the Plungerhead Zin for more info on that), great taste (thanks to those Lodi grapes) and highly affordable price, this is a wine you’ll want to keep on hand whenever you need a little conversation starter.
The 2012 Plungerhead Lodi Cabernet Sauvignon opens with pleasing aromas of ripe fruit like black cherry and blackberry along with an intriguing mix of spice, cola, vanilla, mint and a little cedar and chocolate. Taking a sip reveals a rich, smooth and very drinkable wine full of sweet fruit, baking spice, vanilla and caramel notes. While it’s not overly complex, the whole thing just works and goes down easy — this is a crowd-pleaser for sure. It ends dry (despite the 4g/L of residual sugar) and moderately long with soft tannins and hints of cinnamon and toasty oak along with more sweet berry fruit.