94 POINTS | San Diego International Wine & Spirits Challenge
90 POINTS | Best Buy - Wine Enthusiast
GOLD | Mundus Vini International Wine Awards 2019
FIVE STARS 93/100 | Sam Kim, Wine Orbit.
A hands down winner - and one of the best Zinfandel's we have encountered in this price bracket for a decade or more. This robust, grunty Old Vine Zin that will satisfy any lover of this most Californian of wines. Don't be shy. It isn't.
Sam Kim writes "It is sweetly fruited and generous;y expressed on the nose showing blackberry, plum jam, vanilla and roasted hazelnut characters with subtle dried herb complexity. The palate delivers excellent intensity and weight, wonderfully complemented by velvety mouthfeel and silky tannins, finishing long and delicous."
Gnarly Head Old Vine Zinfandel is made using grapes sourced from gnarled 35-80 year old head trained vines. As some of the oldest vines in California, the fruit produced is exceptional, intense and full-flavored. This intrepid Old Vine Zinfandel has a gnarly core of rich, jammy blackberries and mocha flavors 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.