Broc Solano County Green Valley Valdiguie 2014

Synopsis, Our Opinion: “Not Bad”, but not the outstanding wine we have come to expect from Broc Cellars.

Producer/Winery: Broc Cellars; Berkeley, California.

Grape Variety: Valdiguie.

Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Solano County Green Valley; North Coast, California.

Vintage: 2014

Price: $23.40 (with a 10% mixed case discount)

Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Paired With: Venison tacos.


    Opened one hour before drinking. Clear, dark purple/ruby color with the same color rim. Heavy funky aroma of musty basement, plum and forest floor. The mouthfeel had a smooth entry, was juicy and sweet, had a medium body and 150-grit texture (even with only 12% alcohol there was a back of the throat raspiness on all three pours). Tart dark fruity plum and blackberry dominated, but there was an underlying metallic taste especially in the aftertaste. It had nice fresh acidity and light grainy tannins that became slightly grippy through the dusty, slightly bitter finish. The venison pairing was fine. We both commented it’s “Not Bad” wine, but not the outstanding wine we have come to expect from Broc Cellars. At this price we would only give it two thumbs up.

Chris Brockway in his Berkely, California winery
Photo from Anda Chu/Bay Area News Group.

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See also: all our reviews of Broc Cellars wines.

Alcohol Content: 12%

Closure: Natural cork.

UPC Code: 7 00686 04614 8.

Imported by: Not applicable.

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