Gnarly Head Zinfandel Gnarley Head Cellars Manteca. Ca Lodi Old Vine Zinfandel 2010
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.
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
peppery, vanilla. much better when aired out.
This was my first Old Vine, and Zinfandel!
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!
External Reviews for Gnarly Head Zinfandel Gnarley Head Cellars Manteca. Ca Lodi Old Vine Zinfandel
This medium bodied wine combines the luscious aromas of blackberry, raspberry and spicy oak with the richness of chocolate and jam.
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 **
Auge: Intensive dunkle Farbe; Nase: kräftige Fruchtaromen von dunklen Himbeeren und Kirschen; Graumen: Weiche, sehr zugängliche Tannine. Garantiert viel Trinkspass!
Food Pairings for Gnarly Head Zinfandel Gnarley Head Cellars Manteca. Ca Lodi Old Vine Zinfandel
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.
|Sugar: 0.34 grams per liter||Total Acidity: 0.57 grams per liter|
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