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Gnarly Head Authentic White

Dry White Table Wine

750 ML

$9.99

Product Description

GNARLY INSPIRATION When the search for great Zinfandel led us to Lodi, we saw vineyards that are among the oldest in California several that are over 80 years old! The vines planted in these older vineyards are free standing head trained vines that resemble wild bushes with twisted old trunks and branches that spread out in all directions like unruly umbrellas truly gnarly heads. These gnarled, head trained vines provided the inspiration for Gnarly Head…they look gnarly and the wines they create are powerful, concentrated, and in other words, gnarly. But Zinfandel is not the only California grape that can be gnarly. All Gnarly Head wines are crafted with Californias spirit of adventure each sip plunges the palate into bold fruit flavors. AUTHENTIC WHITE TECHNICAL DATA APPELLATION: California ALCOHOL: 11.5% by volume TOTAL ACID: 0.64g/100ml FINAL pH: 3.27 BOLD. SOPHISTICATED. WITH A HINT OF GNARLY. 2011 WINE Authentic White is a gnarly blend of tasty white varietals including Riesling, Moscato, Sauvignon Blanc and Viognier. It is lush and juicy on the palate with aromas of pear, green apple and honeysuckle and flavors of melon, nectarine and crisp lemon zest finish. Authentically delicious, Gnarly Head Authentic White is a great food wine! Serve with spicy Asian cuisine, soft cheeses and salads. VINTAGE The 2011 vintage was ideal for producing high quality, elegant wines. Fruit development, from budbreak through berry set, progressed slowly through the early spring and summer with yields just below average. A two-day heat spike in August proved challenging, but as careful picking began in late August, the quality of the fruit remained strong due to an overall cooler vintage. VINEYARDS The 2011 Gnarly Head Authentic White is crafted using grapes from specially selected vineyards in Lodi and Monterey. Fruit from the Lodi region contributes ripe, rich stone fruit flavors with a full mouth feel, while grapes from Monterey add crisp acidity balanced with vibrant citrus and melon notes. WINEMAKING All of the grapes are harvested in the early morning hours so that they remained cool and were delivered immediately to the winery to be pressed off the skins and into fermenters. Each lot was slowly fermented under cold conditions. To preserve the delicate fruit character of each varietal, the wine did not undergo malolactic fermentation nor was it oak aged.

Details

Varietal: Dry White Table Wine

Region: California

Region Description:

California produces the majority of wine made in the United States. Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Zinfandel and Pinot Noir dominate the wine production in California, but many other varietials thrive in the California climate. Many fine wines are produced in California using Mediterranean grapes.