A garnet red in colour. 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 jammy blackberry and black cherry notes with hints of black pepper, balanced by complex American and French oak toast on the finish.
Gnarly Head Old Vine Zinfandel
for the equivalent of £15.95 a bottle
CASE OF 6 BOTTLES
Grower: Delicato Family Vineyards
Grape Variety: Zinfandel
Style: Complex and Ripe
Appellation: Lodi County
Alcohol: 14.5% ABV
Bottle Size: 75cl
3 in stock
The Delicato Family Vineyards owns the Gnarly Head Vineyard. 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. Gnarly Head wines began with a vision and a vine. In 2004, on a mission to make a serious Zinfandel, our 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. But Zinfandel is not the only grape that can be Gnarly. Our winemakers select grapes from some of the best vineyards in Northern California to produce wines in our Gnarly house style--big and juicy. These wines are the perfect complement to life's bold moments.