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Gnarly Head Old Vine Zin 2011


 

John Wine Snob says:

 

You can insert your own double entendre. I got some Gnarly Head at Costco for $9.99. It was an old vine Lodi Zinfandel 2011. Lodi calls itself the Zinfandel Capital of the world, so ok, let’s go with that. The old vine had that old vine smell, kind of like walking into your grandparent’s house.  There was a Ben Gay acidic aroma that almost put me off right away, but I was patient. I let it breathe for a while and the Ben Gay turned to a spiciness that was better albeit still not wonderful. The elements that I really liked overpowered the negatives. It was oozy like a Zin should be. It was easy to separate the berry flavors, and had just about enough mustiness like mushrooms in an old sock to make it interesting. I sat in the hot tub and watched the stars in the sky while drinking this one instead of getting bored by the stars on the academy awards. There is nothing like getting naked, drinking wine, and looking into a clear night sky. I would give Seth McFarland only one star, but this wine gets 2.5 stars.

 

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