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Bold & well structured with complex fruit flavours

This dense, jammy wine delivers supple tannins, medium body & balanced acidity

Perfect with barbecued ribs, braised meats (add it in the sauce), or your favorite pizza!

Gnarly Head Old Vine Zinfandel 2018 (California)

Member rating / 4
$21.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $25.99 $22.60
6 Btls, $131.94 6 Btls, $114.73
Awarded Gold Medal Awarded 5 Stars Awarded 93/100 Points
Gnarly Head Old Vine Zinfandel 2018 (California)

Gnarly Head Old Vine Zinfandel 2018 (California)

Member rating / 4
Gnarly Head Old Vine Zinfandel is crafted using grapes from select vineyards throughout the Lodi region, known as the "Zin-famous"...
$21.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $25.99 $22.60
6 Btls, $131.94 6 Btls, $114.73

Accolades

Awarded Gold Medal

Mundus Vini 2020

Awarded 93/100 Points & 5 Stars

Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, May 2020

Description

  • Toasty oak
  • Blackberry & raspberry
  • Jammy notes
  • Supple tannins

"Perfumed and sweetly attractive, the wine shows Black Doris plum, vanilla, hazelnut and cake spice aromas on the nose, leading to a splendidly flavoursome palate that's fleshy and lingering. It's wonderfully ripe and smooth with elegant spicy complexity, making it immensely appealing. At its best: now to 2025" Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, May 2020

This Zinfandel is a bold wine grown from some of the oldest vines in California. Gnarly Head’s untamed vines produce full-flavored grapes, dense with aromas blackberry bramble, black raspberry, toasted oak, and hints of rose. This dense and jammy wine delivers supple tannins, medium body and balanced acidity. These flavors lead to a delicious finish for those who like big wines with a little attitude.

Older vines produce fewer grape clusters, but the small berries yield intense, concentrated flavors. Grapes were harvested in the cool of the night then delivered to the winery to be de-stemmed and gently pressed into fermentation tanks. After several days of fermentation, the wine is aged on a blend of French and American oak to craft a bold and structured blend with abundant fruit flavors and complexity.

This Zinfandel was harvested off "head trained" vines that resemble wild bushes with twisted old trunks and branches that spread out in all directions like unruly umbrellas – truly gnarly heads. These gnarled, head-trained vines provided the inspiration for Gnarly Head…they look gnarly and the wines they create are powerful, concentrated, and in other words, gnarly.

Food Pairing: This wine pairs perfectly with barbecued ribs, braised meats (add it in the sauce), or your favorite pizza!

 

 

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Alcohol

14.5%

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NZ (from $5.70)

Member Rating

5 Stars

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User comments (3)

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Just love this Zinfandel. Great drinking now. Will get more of this.

Roderick - 01/08/2020

Give it 30 mins to open up and you will adore this drop... Smooth, long and tasty... Please don't buy it, there might not be any left for me...

Amanda - 15/07/2020

P
One of the best wines that I have partaken in. Outstanding

Peter - 25/06/2020


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