Gnarly Head Zinfandel (750ml)
Gnarly Head wines began with a vision and a vine. In 2004, on a mission to make a serious Zinfandel, their winemakers journeyed to Lodi in central California in search of old vine Zinfandel vineyards. Grown in the head-trained, spur-pruned method for over a century, these vigorous gnarled vines produced more ripened red fruit than they had ever seen. They took it as a challenge to create the biggest, boldest Zinfandel they had ever made. The result was authentic, structured wines. The winery selects grapes from some of the best vineyards in Northern California to produce wines in the Gnarly house style- big and juicy.
On the nose, rich, dark berry flavors with layers of spice, plum, and some pepper. On the palate, those flavours carry through some added vanilla notes. Pair with BBQ’d burgers, sausages, or even meatballs.
Made from 100% Zinfandel, the grapes come from old vines throughout Lodi. Hand harvested- primarily from the Mokelumne River area, 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 aging.