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Gnarly Head Merlot California 2009

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Big waves of rich ripe fruit flavors splash over the palate as the introduction to Gnarly Merlot. Dark lush black cherry character is layered with hints of toasted almond vanilla and cocoa which

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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

Member Reviews for Gnarly Head Merlot California

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Snooth User: tabednar
949302,449
2.50 5
11/11/2012

Nothing special, nothing flawed. Easily drinkable with a fruit-forward, smooth complexion. Hints of cherries and slight chocolate.


Snooth User: rcollins0618
83084850
3.00 5
05/05/2011

I'm new to Merlot's. But I think this was a good intro considering the price, popularity, and well-roundedness. It's a little sweet and a little heavy for my tastes, but that doesn't mean anything to those who like it. The tannins balance out the sweetness in the sense that they both seem slightly strong, with sweetness winning out. (I'm a regular Cab. Sauv. drinker, so I like em deep in flavor and dry as a bone - like Oberon) Sweet fruity aroma, taste of Oaky dark fruit (mostly raspberries). When I first opened this bottle, and it was still a little stiff, the hint of Mint was easily found (and even surprised me to know that I actually noticed it), but now that it's been relaxed for a few days, I don't notice it anymore.


Snooth User: thornhill6
787035134
5.00 5
04/06/2011

Five glasses


External Reviews for Gnarly Head Merlot California

External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
10/04/2011

Boldly fruit-driven, with concentrated black stone fruit flavor. Its dark fruit and balanced tannins score big on your palate. Our Merlot has lush, velvety tannins and rich fruit, with aromas and flavors of black currant, black cherry, and blackberry with ripe plum, sweet herbs and a hint of spice. Don t be shy, Gnarly Merlot is bold enough to pair with hearty dishes, try with piping hot pizza, pork loin, porterhouse steak and roasted vegetables.


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Source: CityWineCellar.com
04/12/2011

Big waves of rich, ripe fruit flavors splash over the palate as the introduction to Gnarly Merlot. Dark, lush black cherry character is layered with hints of toasted almond, vanilla and cocoa, which


External Review
06/13/2012

Lush, velvety tannins and rich fruit, with aromas and flavors of black currant, black cherry, and blackberry with ripe plum, sweet herbs and a hint of spice.



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