2019 Cabernet Pfeffer
Ser Winery, Cienega Valley, CA
Cranberry, pomegranate, and white pepper - an ultra-rare grape from 100-year-old vines.
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- Single Vineyard
Meet the wine
There’s rare and then there’s less-than-10-acres-of-these-obsure-French-grapes-left-planted-in-the-world rare. The Cab Pfeffer is the latter. Meaning “pepper” in German, the Cab Pfeffer is a delicate wine known for its red fruit flavors and whispers of white pepper spice. Cab Sauv may be the life of the party, but Cab Pfeffer is the intriguing mystery guest: artfully understated with layers of depth.
The Cabernet Pfeffer was carefully crafted from fruit by Wirz Vineyard: an old-vine, organic, dry-farmed vineyard 25 miles from Monterey Bay.
Meet the maker
Nicole is a Santa Cruz surfer making big waves in cool-climate wine, growing super rare grapes in rugged coastal terrain. After working in wine around the world—from Michigan to New Zealand to Santa Cruz—she started her label, Ser, which means “to express origin” in Spanish. Ser specializes in unique single-vine, single-varietal wines that are a pure reflection of where they came from.