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Date Printed: 12/25/2014
Gnarly Head Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
Gnarly Head Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
(search item no. 122330)

PRICE ON 12/25/2014: $10.99

Winemaker's Notes:

This dark, bold Cabernet has solid tannins and jammy fruit, with aromas of violet, black cherry, blackberry and toasted black peppercorn. On the palate, flavors of dense black fruit compote and currant, followed by a trio of clove, earth and light toast, lead to a generous, lingering finish.

Try pairing this Cab with grilled lamb skewers, strong cheeses, or a spaghetti Bolognese.

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About Gnarly Head:

My first impression, as the truck pulled up to the eighty year old Zinfandel vineyards, was, "Wow, those vines sure have some gnarly heads!" Thus began a fifteen year love affair with the Old Vine Zinfandel.

The older Zin vineyards in California were planted before the use of modern trellising techniques and were "head pruned", meaning the shoots that eventually produce the grapes grow directly out of the head of the trunk. The resulting vines look more like a bush than the normally well-manicured rows of neatly trained along posts and wires – and they do have "Gnarly Heads".