Pech Merle

2012 Cuccio Vineyard Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel

Zinfandel •Cuccio Vineyard

California: Sonoma County: Dry Creek Valley

Offer Expired:May 10, 2016 at 11:59 pm
$33.00
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Mission Briefing

Codename:

Sense and Emotion

We are in love with today’s delicious, balanced, Pech Merle 2012 Cuccio Vineyard Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel. This wine is so good that we encourage you to grab a full case so that you can have enough on hand to last you through BBQ season.

Made by years-long Beringer Winery cellar director, John Pepe, this wine is fragrant, flavorful and very well balanced. It is also a food-pairing dream come true.

This Zinfandel is flexible enough to be paired with a fine filet mignon, a backyard burger, pasta with meat sauce or your favorite tangy BBQ.

Obviously, John learned a thing or two about making great wines while at behemoth Beringer, at Kendall-Jackson and at Lyeth too. John’s Pech Merle Winery produces around 3000 cases per year - and has won over 140 medals.

Bold, jammy and super aromatic on the nose, with jammy blackberry, cherry, and raspberry, smoky blueberry, cassis, sweet spice, sweet tobacco, sweet oak and black pepper.

On the palate, this is one of the most delicious Zins we’ve tasted in some time. This wine is loaded with flavors of blackberry, blueberry, wild strawberry, cassis, plum, sweet spice, black pepper, tobacco leaf, toasty oak and a hint of graphite.

We love this wine! Salut!

Tasting Profile

Look:

Ruby red, with a dark, translucent heart. After spinning the wine, round after round of pencil-tip thin legs streak down the glass wall.

Smell:

Jammy blackberry, cherry, and raspberry, with smoky blueberry, cassis, sweet spice, sweet tobacco, sweet oak and black pepper.

Taste:

Blackberry, blueberry, wild strawberry, cassis, plum, sweet spice, black pepper, tobacco leaf, toasty oak and a hint of graphite.

Finish:

A seemingly endless finish, with plush, elegant tannins giving the wine a bit of a grippy, crushed velvet feel at the very end.

Pairing:

This is a very flexible, very food friendly wine that would be equally at home with a fine filet mignon, a backyard burger, pasta with meat sauce or your favorite tangy BBQ.

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
John Pepe
Varietal
Zinfandel
Vintage
2012
Appellation
Dry Creek Valley
Abv
14.9%
Aging
11 months
Barrels
40% new French and American oak
Production
353 cases

About the Winery

Offer Expired:May 10, 2016 at 11:59 pm
$33.00
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