Gnarly Head Zinfandel Gnarley Head Cellars Manteca. Ca Lodi Old Vine Zinfandel 2010

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The Gnarly Head Old Vine Zinfandel is crafted from grapes from 35 to 80 year old vines. Rich, dark berry flavors from the small grape clusters are balanced with French, American and Hungarian oak, which creates layers of plum, pepper, cola and chocolate. This luscious combination provides a lingering and spicy finish. This wine pairs well with barbecue, pizza, hearty pastas, chili and ribs.

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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 Zinfandel Gnarley Head Cellars Manteca. Ca Lodi Old Vine Zinfandel

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Snooth User: Wolle
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2.50 5
06/05/2012

My Rating 85: Bold Acid fruity flavors, strong fruity nose. This wine is not complex at all. A hint of Jug wine. For $ 8 overpriced


Snooth User: kimberlyaurora
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0.00 5
01/18/2012

peppery, vanilla. much better when aired out.


Snooth User: snglmltrblnd84
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3.00 5
08/28/2012

This was my first Old Vine, and Zinfandel!


Snooth User: Steven Isaac
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2.50 5
01/25/2012

A guy at Sunflower recommend this one. Mild-high acid. Alcohal in the wine gave me this warm feeling in my gut... almost like a shot of liquer (I'm not complaining but....) It wasn't what I ws expecting... I was hoping for something more like Apothic Red.... or Five Rivers. It's a typical Tuesday night wine... though... at price point Rex Golith will do this trick!


Snooth User: Fernando Vera
11618335
1.00 5
09/10/2013

One glass


External Reviews for Gnarly Head Zinfandel Gnarley Head Cellars Manteca. Ca Lodi Old Vine Zinfandel

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
01/16/2013

Robust berry flavors and exotic spice notes from the small grape clusters are balanced with French, American and Hungarian oak, which creates heady layers of vanilla and chocolate and a lingering finish. - Winery ** SOLD OUT **


External Review
06/15/2012

This medium bodied wine combines the luscious aromas of blackberry, raspberry and spicy oak with the richness of chocolate and jam.


External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
11/27/2012

Auge: Intensive dunkle Farbe; Nase: kräftige Fruchtaromen von dunklen Himbeeren und Kirschen; Graumen: Weiche, sehr zugängliche Tannine. Garantiert viel Trinkspass!


External Review
07/18/2013

Has a gnarly core of rich, dark berry flavors with layers of spice, plum, pepper and vanilla balanced by light hint of toasted oak. Break out a bottle Gnarly Old Vine Zin and pair with BBQ pork ribs, moms favorite Chili or steak fajitas.



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Tasting Notes:

Gnarly Head Old Vine Zinfandel makes a bold statement at first sip. Our quest for outstanding Zinfandel led us down a country road into the heart of Lodi, California revealing a sea of gnarled, 35 – 80 year-old vines pruned in a special, mop-topped way called “head trained”. True gnarly heads, these old vines yield fewer grape clusters with smaller berries than trellised vines. These mighty little berries produce intense, bold wines that are deep in color with concentrated dark fruit flavors. Our Old Vine Zinfandel has a gnarly core of rich, dark berry flavors with layers of spice, plum, pepper and vanilla balanced by light hint of toasted oak. Break out a bottle Gnarly Old Vine Zin and pair with BBQ pork ribs, moms favorite Chili or steak fajitas.

The Gnarly Head Old Vine Zinfandel is crafted from grapes from 35 to 80 year old vines. Rich, dark berry flavors from the small grape clusters are balanced with French, American and Hungarian oak, which creates layers of plum, pepper, cola and chocolate. This luscious combination provides a lingering and spicy finish. This wine pairs well with barbecue, pizza, hearty pastas, chili and ribs.

Wine Specs:

Sugar: 0.34 grams per liter Total Acidity: 0.57 grams per liter

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