Gnarly Head Pinot Noir

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.

Gnarly Head Pinot Noir takes “the heartbreak grape” for a walk on the wild side. Grapes for this powerful pinot came from California growing regions notorious for growing great Pinot Noir: Monterey, Lodi and the North Coast. Fruit from each area brought a different layer to the overall blend. Vineyards in the Lodi region—a little-known source of fruit for many sparkling wine houses—provided the bold backbone for Gnarly Head Pinot Noir. North Coast fruit brought a wild element of smoky, savory aromas and flavors, while the Monterey fruit added a pure, ripe Bing cherry characteristic made famous by the region.

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100% Pinot Noir


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Alcohol 13.5%

Rich ruby red with purple reflections.

The nose reveals fruity, opulent nuances of dark cherries and purple violets.

With voluptuous, sleek tannins and lush fruit, this Californian Pinot impresses with a large abundance of plums, cherries and dark wild berries. A light hint of cigar box, mocha and chocolate completes it, perfectly rounded off by a pleasantly long finish.

An excellent accompaniment to the Italian classic pizza salami, fried pork loin in a creamy sauce or all kinds of sausages.

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