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2005 Gnarly Head Old Vine Zinfandel Zinfandel

USA California Central Valley Lodi

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Gnarly Head Old Vine Zinfandel Zinfandel 2005
Value - Kind of
Vanessa W.
Vanessa W.

Rated  on May 23, 2008

Well its an inexpensive California Zinfandel and it delivers what every other wine in this price range delivers, and better than the cabs and merlots.  However, its just a little to oaky and fake fruit to recommend.

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Gnarly Head Old Vine Zinfandel Zinfandel 2005
Decent budget zin
Peter M.
Peter M.

Rated  on May 15, 2008

Color of cranberry, light to medium bodied wine. Bouquet of oak cask. Legs ran uniform and medium speed. Although it is somewhat potent, I kept thinking I wanted more fruit and taste. Reacted strongly with toungue. However, this zin seems to require a day in decanter for more flavors to show up. And they did. After a day there was less oak and more fruit and more zing in the mouth. Alcohol did come out more also, as there was a burn at back of the throat, but this was accompanied by more fruit as well. Surprised this evolved more positively for such a budget priced wine. If a store didn't have higher quality zins, such as Seghesio, Rosenblum, ect, and this was available, I wouldn't feel disappointed by choosing this. This and Coppola Diamond Red Label seem like safe choices at this price point. 

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