Gnarly HeadLodi Old Vine Zinfandel 2019Product code: 9343
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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.
About the Winery
The Delicato Family Vineyards owns the Gnarly Head Wines. Established in 1924, this family expert winemakers and craftsmen started farming grapes before they ventured into the business crafting high-quality wines from them in 1935. This group’s objective is to give the world, the choicest of wines from Northern America, created from unique quality of grapes grown in California. The wines from Delicato Family Vineyards are grown in the wine-growing centres of California that include Napa, Sonoma and Lodi and Monterey.
This family group has been creating many brands of wines and the Gnarly Head is one of them. This brand is known for producing bold, juicy and sophisticated wines. It was created in 2004 with the sole aim to craft exquisite quality of Zinfandel wines. Gnarly Head believes that the true taste and quality of its wines start with the vineyards. Therefore, premium quality of Zinfandel grapes grown in the Lodi region is chosen for crafting their wines.
One of the differentiating factors of the wines produced by other brands and those produced by Gnarly Head lies in the fact how these grapes are farmed. Head-trained, spur-pruned traditional methods are used for cultivating the Zinfandel varietal in the vineyards of Lodi, so that the grapes grown here are very big, bold and juicy. Though the brand creates many wines, the sophisticated Zinfandel deserves a special mention, because it contains the boldest flavour ever.
The most popular and premium wines crafted by this brand are the following:
- Old Vine Zinfandel
- Cabernet Sauvignon
- Authentic Red
- Authentic Black
- 1924 Double Black
- 1924 Cabernet Sauvignon
- Harvest Red
- Sauvignon Blanc
- Pinot Noir
- Pinot Grigio
All these wines are extremely aromatic and contain the right amount of flavours as the winemaking process is expertly controlled by professionals who have a rich experience in the industry of wine-crafting.