Cabernet Pfeffer is thought to be a child of Cabernet Sauvignon and Trousseau Noir but it is not proven. Some people believe it is Gros Verdot, but no one is certain and it is probably not true. Dr. Pfeffer was a horticulturist in San Jose who identified the variety and named it! (Pfeffer is also the name for pepper in German).
SOGI is a nickname for the area where the vineyard is located in relation to our winery. Broc Cellars is located on 5th and Gilman Street in the Gilman district of Berkeley. The vineyard is located South of Gilman – hence SOGI! The image is a Sugi – which is a cedar ball hung outside of sake breweries that we admire on our trips to Japan. We loved the sense of place them and wordplay of SOGI/Sugi so to complete our obsession we hung a large Sugi-like pendant in our tasting room. Chill it down, pop it open and watch it disappear!
VARIETAL: 75% Cabernet Pfeffer 25% Zinfandel
LOCATION: Lime Kiln AVA
VINEYARD: Enz Vineyard
TOTAL PRODUCTION: 124 cases