FIVE STARS 93/100 | Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
SILVER MEDAL | Mundus Vini International Wine Awards 2020
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
Jim Gordon, Wine Enthusiast writes "Very ripe, late-picked fruit flavors are well matched by generous oak accents of vanilla, nutmeg and maple syrup in this full-bodied, mouthcoating wine. The almost-sweet flavors and low tannins create a plush palate impression."
Sam Kim writes "Sweetly ripe and gorgeously complex, showing mixed berry compote, vanilla, bay leaf and roasted hazelnut aromas on the nose. The flavoursome palate displays velvety mouthfeel and ripe fruit intensity combined with fleshy texture and rounded tannins, making it soothing and comforting."
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.