Gnarly Head


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Producer: Gnarly Head Wines
Vintage: 2018
Alcohol: 14.5%

Colour: Ruby
Nose: Raspberry
Palate: Blackberry Jam, Vanilla

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Gnarly Head Old Vine Zinfandel is crafted using grapes from select 35-80-year-old vineyards through-out the Lodi region – known as the “Zin-famous” appellation. Lodi has an ideal climate for growing exceptional grapes – warm summer days and cool nighttime breezes from the ocean, in addition to sandy, well-draining soil. Our grapes are hand-selected primarily from the Mokelumne River area, home to some of the oldest and most respected vineyards in Lodi. Older vines produce fewer grape clusters, but the small berries yield intense, concentrated fruit flavours. Grapes were hand-harvested in the cool of the night, then delivered to the winery to be de-stemmed and gently pressed into fermentation tanks. After seven to nine days of fermentation, the wine was gently racked into a combination of French and American oak for malolactic fermentation and ageing.

This intrepid Old Vine Zinfandel has a gnarly core of rich, jammy blackberries and mocha flavours with layers of spice and vanilla balanced by complex French and American oak toast.

Try pairing this bold wine with braised short ribs, chicken enchiladas or dark chocolate.

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