2006 Gnarly Head Zinfandel Old Vine
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394 Ratings
2006 Gnarly Head Zinfandel Old Vine

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2010 Vintage) Gnarly Head Old Vine Zinfandel makes a bold statement at first sip. Our quest for outstanding Zinfandel led us down a country road into the heart of Lodi, California revealing a sea of gnarled, 35 – 80 year-old vines pruned in a special, mop-topped way called "head trained”. True gnarly heads, these old vines yield fewer grape clusters with smaller berries than trellised vines. These mighty little berries produce intense, bold wines that are deep in color with concentrated dark fruit flavors. Our Old Vine Zinfandel has a gnarly core of rich, dark berry flavors with layers of spice, plum, pepper and vanilla balanced by light hint of toasted oak. Break out a bottle Gnarly Old Vine Zin and pair with BBQ pork ribs, moms favorite Chili or steak fajitas.

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Expert Reviews
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    Artificially sweet in it suggestions of grape jelly and vanilla, this wine is soft and almost flaccid at entry and never quite gets on track even as a bit of acidity rises at the close. Dull, viscous and too gloppy, it reminds of jug wine.