Gnarly Head Old Vine Zinfandel 2010

Total Wine & More, $8.97
BevMo, $9.99

Aaron:  I have had Gnarly Head Zin in restaurants before and was excited to finally add it to the blog.  As a fan of old vine wines I am happy to report this lived up to my expectations.  The nose features dark blackberries and raspberry coupled with a nice black cherry.  These flavors are mirrored in the smooth flavor which was full but not overly bold.  I found it to be relatively crisp for a red wine, featuring mild tannins and elegant berries.  The finish was rich and gentle leaving a relaxed, enjoyable sensation on the palate.  For this price, I give it an A+.  93 points

Teri: This is a good Zinfandel for a nice price. The nose held strong dark fruits with a slight acidity to it. The flavor is very bold with medium semi-smooth tannins. When it hits the mouth I received a punch of dark fruit flavors then a slight hint of sweetness followed by a slowly receding finish. There was a slight bitterness to the finish upon first opening the bottle, but let it sit and aerate for a while and this will dissipate. 88 points