Gnarly Head Wines
Look, don’t knock Gnarly Head until you try it. It may sound… different (and it is), but it can be really enjoyable if you give it a chance. It’s bright and fresh with pleasingly tart citrus notes, and a balanced and crisp aftertaste. What did you think we were talking about? This Californian Pinot Grigio packs big bang-for-the-buck, and pairs well with cured meats, earthy veggies like mushrooms, and spicy foods. Order some take-out and stay in!
Chardonnay for an adventurous spirit! Flavors of pineapple, citrus, pear and melon with a touch of vanilla on the finish. 13.5% ABV
SILVER MEDAL, 2014 SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE WINE COMP. Firm and nicely structured, the '12 Gnarly Head Merlot is a fine example of the varietal; red fruit flavors on the palate.
California. Sweet and juicy blackberry-plum flavors with a hint of oak, caramel and chocolate spice. 14.5% ABV
Black plum and dark fruit are at the center of this rich tasting and aromatic full bodied Argentinian malbec. ABV 13.5%
Black cherry, berry, dark blueberry with vanilla and caramel notes; lush, balanced out with tannins to give it good structure and a long velvety smooth finish.
GOLD MEDAL, 2013 CALIFORNIA STATE FAIR WINE COMP. Playfully aromatic and lively, the fresh and pretty '11 Gnarly Head Authentic White is bright with apples, peaches and flowers.
The Gnarly Head Sauvignon Blanc is rich and heady in style; bold ripe fruit, loads of sweet citrus; well built on the palate, almost lush; a good choice with pan-fried veal chops.
California. Dark and bold tannins with aromas of blackberry, black peppercorn, violet and charred spice-clove notes. 14% ABV
California. Strawberry and sweet spice on the nose with a medium-bodied and toasty finish. 13.5% ABV
California. Intense and brightly cast flavors of cherry, blackberry and currants with a spicy, chocolate shift. 14.5% ABV
Lodi, California. 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.
Lodi. Dark and inky. Bold fruit flavors and finishes with a hint of rich dark chocolate. 14.5% APV
Big, bold Zinfandel-led red blend.