ZIN-FAMOUS BIG CALI RED! GOLD MEDAL. 93/100
Looking for a Gnarly Californian Zinfandel to knock your socks off... look no further!
Gnarly Head wines began with a vision and a vine. In 2004, on a mission to make a serious Zinfandel, winemakers journeyed to Lodi in central California in search of the famed 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 with a hint of something unexpected. Something Gnarly... which would become "Zin-famous".
This Old Vine Zinfandel 2018 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. 14.5% abv.
Gold Medal Winner at Mundis Vini 2020, and awarded 5 Stars (93/100) by Sam Kim, from Wine Orbit. Be quick. Stocks are strictly limited!