Gnarly Head Old Vine Zinfandel, California, 2012 (750ml)Winemaker's Notes
Gnarly Head Old Vine Zinfandel is made from gnarled 35 to 80 year-old head trained vines. Fruit from these unruly branches is intense and powerful, and as some of the oldest in California, these brash old vines produce exceptional, full flavored grapes. The intrepid Old Vine Zinfandel has a gnarly core of rich, dark raspberry and black cherry flavors with layers of spice and chocolate balanced by complex French and American oak toast. Try pairing this wine with braised short ribs, chicken enchiladas, or dark chocolate.
TP 88 Points
Tasting Panel - "Ripe and sweet with wild spice and rich fruit; intense and a bit coarse - but a style that people like."