Gnarly Head Zinfandel Lodi Old Vine 2006

Member Review by cookypuss1:

Great daily drinker here from Gnarly Head. Don't let the vintage fool you - this is a smooth drinker! Rich berry flavors you'd expect from a Zin, but aging in three different types of oak has layered on some nice notes of vanilla, pepper, and a hint of licorice. At around $10 a bottle, you can have it with pizza, BBQ, pasta - whatever your pleasure!

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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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Member Reviews for Gnarly Head Zinfandel Lodi Old Vine

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Snooth User: cookypuss1
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3.50 5
02/22/2008

Great daily drinker here from Gnarly Head. Don't let the vintage fool you - this is a smooth drinker! Rich berry flavors you'd expect from a Zin, but aging in three different types of oak has layered on some nice notes of vanilla, pepper, and a hint of licorice. At around $10 a bottle, you can have it with pizza, BBQ, pasta - whatever your pleasure!


Snooth User: trecker
7946259
4.00 5
08/02/2008

I have had this wine numerous times - it is easy to fine in TN and it tastes good! The nose is of a black cherry and earthy. The color is a very dark red to black. there are tannins in the tast that provide a little after taste of black cherries..


Snooth User: honeydew
85199111
4.00 5
10/26/2008

Okay, I really loved this one. I only picked it up because I have not had and Old Vine Zin in a while and it was on sale. I have been sipping on this one all weekend. I had a glass with chocolate and I am having a glass right now with pizza. Worked well in both cases and I am sure it would work well with an elegant dinner, as well.


Snooth User: rreichert
30553412
3.50 5
08/04/2008

This is always one of the first Zins I recommend to people. It's very approachable, and is a great example I feel of old vine Zinfandel-y goodness. I've paired this up with many meals, and enjoy drinking it on it's own. Certainly a strong stand-by.


Snooth User: evilrobot
7186850
3.50 5
05/21/2008

A good $10 easy-drinking Zinfandel with plenty of fruit, while still being reasonably balanced. Nice on its own or with food.


Snooth User: snglmltrblnd84
1016506396
4.00 5
01/11/2012

spicy and juicy. this was an awesome wine that paired very well with my rare steak hot off the grill.


Snooth User: snglmltrblnd84
1016506396
4.00 5
01/21/2012

great with steakt!


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External Reviews for Gnarly Head Zinfandel Lodi Old Vine

External Review
01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesThe 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.


External Review
05/18/2010

1 x 750ML Bottle




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