Winery notes (2020 Vintage)
"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-flavoured. This intrepid Old Vine Zinfandel has a gnarly core of rich, jammy blackberries and mocha flavours with layers of spice and vanilla balanced by complex French and American oak toast."
90/100 United States Review, The Tasting Panel, February 2021 (2020 Vintage)
"Brushy aromas and flavours and a sturdy body are hallmark notes for this red grown on old, gnarly, untamed vines. Toasted graham cracker and cocoa cedar merge with blue plum, for a hearty – yet juicy – core. French and American oak impart creaminess and spice. A tribute to Lodi!"
Reviews for the 2019 vintage below…
5 Stars & 93/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, June 2021 (2019 Vintage)
"Sweetly ripe and gorgeously complex, showing mixed berry compote, vanilla, bay leaf and roasted hazelnut aromas on the nose. The flavoursome palate displays velvety mouthfeel and ripe fruit intensity combined with fleshy texture and rounded tannins, making it soothing and comforting. At its best: now to 2026."
Best Buy, Wine Enthusiast (2019 Vintage)
"Very ripe, late-picked fruit flavours are well matched by generous oak accents of vanilla, nutmeg and maple syrup in this full-bodied, mouthcoating wine. The almost-sweet flavours and low tannins create a plush palate impression."