Sunday, July 3, 2011

"Gnarly" Is Not A Word From Fast Times At Ridgemont High

Gnarly Head Lodi Old Vine 2009 Zinfandel, $9.35-$12.99, 86+ points, is, to me, the most recommended wine. Three times this week alone, someone was buying and recommending this wine to me. One man commented that Gnarly did not have much of a finish, but otherwise a rewarding wine. Another person said that the price made this wine their Zin of choice, and yet another said it just tasted good and the price was right.
So finally I've tried this wine, and especially for the woman at the NHLS Coliseum avenue, this review is for you (You know who you are).
The color is cranberry to crimson, and the aroma is fresh-crushed grapes. The texture is early palate rich, the flavor is early palate sweet (Too sweet for me), where cherry, licorice, and grape dominate. The B&W pepper finish is longer than expected, but only moderately so.
Gnarly paired okay with Gruyere cheese melted on Focaccia (Should have been a Chardonnay), but excelled with dark raspberry chocolate. QPR is definitely very good, and I can see why so many wine-lovers choose this wine, and for under ten-bucks, what a deal.


Copyright 2011 Dennis Tsiorbas. All rights reserved, Template provided by Blogger

No comments:

Post a Comment