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Broc Cellars | 'SOGI' Cabernet Pfeffer

A sunny kind of Cabernet

Original price $32 - Original price $32
Original price
$32 - $32
Current price $32

This obscure grape planted in tiny quantities (only 12 acres) in Northern California, is the perfect warm-weather Cabernet. Thought to be a cross between Cabernet Sauvignon and possibly another French grape called Trousseau, this wine is slightly lighter than its Cabernet cousin, with bold black cherry and a hint of pepper – one with both punch and zip. Thought to have been bred in the late 19th Century, by orchardist and winemaker William Pfeffer, the grape was either named after its creator, or for its spicy characteristics ("Pfeffer" is German for pepper).

FUN FACT: SOGI is a nickname for where the vineyard is located in relation to the winery. Broc Cellars is located in the Gilman district of Berkeley. The vineyard is located South of Gilman – hence SOGI!

Delicious With

Boldly flavored dishes like Steak au Poivre, Merguez sausages, or lamb tacos with turmeric and mint. Delicious with Mediterranean kabobs, or Portobello mushroom burgers.

Their Cred

Broc Cellars is a Berkeley-based natural winery that makes refreshing and approachable wines for everyday drinking. Established in 2004 by owner and winemaker Chris Brockway, Broc wines are made with the intention to lift you up and never weigh you down. Chris Brockway’s winemaking journey began with California Zinfandel. The spicy, brambly fruit style drew him from his hometown of Omaha, Nebraska all the way to California. What he found, however, was that California wines had changed to fit the “bigger is better” mold of the time. Personally, he felt it was all too much – high alcohol, too big, too much everything. Chris believed California wine could be different. From a single barrel in 2002 to now over 20 different wine releases a year, Broc Cellars makes fresh California wines to enjoy and for your table.

Winery   Broc Cellars

Type   Cabernet Pfeffer, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon

Sustainability   Organic

Origin   Lime Kiln Valley, California

Alcohol   12.0%