GOLD | Mundus Vini International Wine Awards 2020
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 "Perfumed and sweetly attractive, the wine shows Black Doris plum, vanilla, hazelnut and cake spice aromas on the nose, leading to a splendidly flavoursome palate that's fleshy and lingering. It's wonderfully ripe and smooth with elegant spicy complexity, making it immensely appealing."
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.