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Gnarly Head Pinot Noir 2012

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Our Pinot Noir has voluptuous, sleek tannins and lush fruit with aromas and flavors of violet, black cherry and plum with hints of toasted oak, cigar box, earth and spice. Round up some friends, break out a bottle of Gnarly Pinot Noir and enjoy with grilled salmon, glazed pork ribs or roast turkey.

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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 Pinot Noir

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Snooth User: bn196
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2.50 5
Vintage: 2010 02/08/2013

2009 vintage, Typical inexpensive, drinkable Pinot, although the one I just had was a bit hot on the alcohol. Possibly a shade better than Pepperwood Grove from Chile.


External Reviews for Gnarly Head Pinot Noir

External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
02/27/2015

A perpetual Best Buy this fragrant Pinot Noir really hits the nail on the Gnarly Head. Food & Wine Magazine just called this 2012 one of the Best Value California Pinot Noirs! It's easy to see why as this supple red shows classic Gnarly Head style with a focus on ripe fruit and mouthfilling richness. Bright fruit with notes of strawberry, cranberry and vanilla make this a tremendous value Pinot. Winner of 5 Silver Medals, this is a wine you'll want to stock up on.


External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
02/04/2015

A perpetual Best Buy this fragrant Pinot Noir really hits the nail on the Gnarly Head. Food & Wine Magazine just called this 2012 one of the Best Value California Pinot Noirs! It's easy to see why as this supple red shows classic Gnarly Head style with a focus on ripe fruit and mouthfilling richness. Bright fruit with notes of strawberry, cranberry and vanilla make this a tremendous value Pinot a wine you'll want to stock up on.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2011 02/19/2015

Gnarly Head 2011 Pinot Noir takes "the heartbreak grape" for a walk on the wild side. This powerful pinot touts voluptuous aromas of red cherry, vanilla, earth and spice, followed by a rush of black cherry and plum with hints of toasted hazelnut, tobacco and cigar box on the palate. Supple, sleek tannins and lush fruit make this wine a perfect pair for salami and arugula pizza, slow roasted pork loin, or dry brined chicken stuffed with sausage and peppers. - Winery ALCOHOL: 13.5% by volume TOTAL ACID: 0.58g/100ml FINAL pH: 3.59


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2011 09/03/2013

Gnarly Head 2011 Pinot Noir takes "the heartbreak grape" for a walk on the wild side. This powerful pinot touts voluptuous aromas of red cherry, vanilla, earth and spice, followed by a rush of black cherry and plum with hints of toasted hazelnut, tobacco and cigar box on the palate. Supple, sleek tannins and lush fruit make this wine a perfect pair for salami and arugula pizza, slow roasted pork loin, or dry brined chicken stuffed with sausage and peppers. - WineryALCOHOL: 13.5% by volumeTOTAL ACID: 0.58g/100mlFINAL pH: 3.59


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2010 09/03/2013

Gnarly Head Pinot Noir is beautifully balanced with bright cherry and raspberry fruit flavors followed by hints of spice on the finish. Its bright fruit and gentle tannins score big with grilled salmon, glazed pork ribs, and BBQ chicken. Better yet, couple this Pinot Noir with pizza night and dining in will never be the same. - Winery ** SOLD OUT **


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2009 05/11/2011

Gnarly Head Pinot Noir 2009 750ML


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2009 12/21/2010

Gnarly Head Pinot Noir is beautifully balanced with bright cherry and raspberry fruit flavors followed by hints of spice on the finish. Its bright fruit and gentle tannins score big with grilled salmon, glazed pork ribs, and BBQ chicken. Better yet, couple this Pinot Noir with pizza night and dining in will never be the same. - Winery


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Our Pinot Noir has voluptuous, sleek tannins and lush fruit with aromas and flavors of violet, black cherry and plum with hints of toasted oak, cigar box, earth and spice. Round up some friends, break out a bottle of Gnarly Pinot Noir and enjoy with grilled salmon, glazed pork ribs or roast turkey.

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Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 13.5% pH: 3.50
Sugar: 0.25 grams per liter Total Acidity: 0.58 grams per liter

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