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Madison Wine Exchange USD 12.49 750ml

Gnarly Head Cellars California Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

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Score: N/A Tasting Notes: Aromas of black peppercorn, cranberries and blackberries lead in this dark, bold Cab. A wave of juicy currants breaks on the palate followed by hints of violets, earth, cloves and bay leaf. Supported by solid tannins, the flavor lingers like a long, smooth ride on a perfect wave. This crowd pleaser is great at a party with spicy meatballs or strong cheeses, but it’s equally comfortable with dinner for one or two with steak, lamb, fire-roasted vegetables or hearty lasagna.

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Gnarly Head Cellars:
A passion for Zinfandel and a desire to make great Zin, led our winemaking team to Lodi, California's zinfamous appellation. But it was a sense of fun - wine should be fun, accessible, easy to understand and enjoy - that led us to create Gnarly Head Old Vine Zin. The sight of the free standing "head trained" vines found in older vineyards in California was the inspiration for G... Read more
A passion for Zinfandel and a desire to make great Zin, led our winemaking team to Lodi, California's zinfamous appellation. But it was a sense of fun - wine should be fun, accessible, easy to understand and enjoy - that led us to create Gnarly Head Old Vine Zin. The sight of the free standing "head trained" vines found in older vineyards in California was the inspiration for Gnarly Head Old Vine Zin. These 35 to 80 year old vines have twisted old trunks and branches that spread out in all directions sprouting leaves like unruly umbrellas - truly gnarly heads. The grapes these old vines produce are small and few, but offer big flavor! But Zinfandel is not the only California grape that can be Gnarly. Our winemaking team selects grapes from some of the best vineyards in Northern California for our Gnarly Head Chardonnay, Merlot and Cab (Cabernet Sauvignon). Gnarly Head wines are easy to drink and pair with food, and made to bring people together, to enjoy with laughter, to celebrate past escapades and future adventures. Cheers! Read less

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Snooth User: Wolle
2034221,410
2.00 5
12/01/2010

My Rating 83. Nose very good.Taste is dominated by excessive acid fruit. Reminiscent of a cheaper jug wine. Get the Zin it's much better


Snooth User: ws6driver
374118137
3.00 5
07/08/2010

cab isn't my fav veriatal but this one was delicious. certainly beats out other cabs at the same price range. smooth and flavorfull. i thought it had a slight oak auroma but i'm a newbie. not too peppery. i certainly love delicato's knarly head and knarlier head labels.


Snooth User: windblocker
135079319
0.50 5
09/17/2011

One half glass


External Reviews for Gnarly Head Cellars California Cabernet Sauvignon

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Source: We Speak Wine
06/15/2010

Aromas of black peppercorn, dried cranberries and black cherries introduce this dark, bold Cabernet. On the palate, jammy flavors of currants take the lead and are followed by a trio of clove, earth and toast notes. The finish is generous in length and supported by a solid tannic structure. Gnarly Head Cabernet is by no means a shy wine so be bold in your food pairings. Try with grilled lamb skewers or with strong cheeses like Manchego, a New York Strip with roasted potatoes or baked manicotti. - Winery



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Score: N/A Tasting Notes: Aromas of black peppercorn, cranberries and blackberries lead in this dark, bold Cab. A wave of juicy currants breaks on the palate followed by hints of violets, earth, cloves and bay leaf. Supported by solid tannins, the flavor lingers like a long, smooth ride on a perfect wave. This crowd pleaser is great at a party with spicy meatballs or strong cheeses, but it’s equally comfortable with dinner for one or two with steak, lamb, fire-roasted vegetables or hearty lasagna.

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