Gnarly Head Old Vine Lodi Zinfandel 2011

22 Apr

IMG_3828For our Passover dinner I wanted a wine that would pair well with lamb so I grabbed the bottle of Gnarly Head Old Vine Lodi Zinfandel my grandparents sent me around the holidays last year. I’m not sure if i’ve ever had a red zinfandel before, but it was very nice and obviously much different than the pink Zinfandels I was used to.IMG_3818

Everyone at the table was very pleased with it’s low tannins and bold but smooth taste at 14.5% ABV. This Californian wine boasts old vines anywhere from 35-80 years old. It smelled of vanilla cherry swirled in oak and tasted very much the same without an overpowering oak tang.

Although this was a gift I have seen the bottle before at Wal Mart so it shouldn’t be too hard to find. I would purchase this again; it paired well with the lamb and would go great with steak.

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