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Gnarly Head Lodi Old-Vine Zinfandel 2019

Red Wine from USA - California
A full-throttle bottle of California zinfandel is a classic choice for the barbecue. This old-vine version has a vibrant nose of cherry compôte and spiced plums. Soft tannins and a medium body support a sweet core of berry fruit with vanilla spice.
Price: £11.50 Bottle
Price: £138.00 Case of 12
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Code: US9711

Wine characteristics

  • Red Wine
  • Full-bodied
  • Zinfandel
  • 14.5% Alcohol
  • Oak used but not v. noticeable
  • Now to 2024
  • 75cl
  • Screwcap

Delicato

Founded in 1924, Delicato Family Vineyards have a proud heritage in the Californian wine business. Three generations of the family have overseen vineyard operations and winemaking at their various estates in California, maintaining the high standards for which Delicato are known. Delicato have been named U.S Wine Producer of the Year an unprecedented three times at the International Wine and Spirits Competition. Their philosophy throughout their many vineyards is one of sustainability and respect for the land.

Delicato produce a portfolio of quality yet affordable wines, each from a selection of their very desirable vineyard areas in Lodi, Monterey and Napa. The Society’s California Old-Vine Zinfandel is sourced by Delicato, primarily from the excellent, cool-coastal vineyards of Monterey.

California Vintage 2020

Yet again California and Oregon’s vintage news is sadly tarnished by devastating wildfires in this year. While in 2019 they occurred in mid to late October, in 2020 they raged through August and September which, unfortunately for the wine, was more significant, with many acres of vineyards left unpicked as the smoke damage was so bad.

Ultimately this year will be one where we need to buy very carefully, those regions which were unaffected by the fires made great wines, but inevitably there will be some mediocre, smoke tainted wines on the market from this vintage, although looking at the volumes made, it does look like many wineries have chosen to bottle less in 2020, picking the eyes from parcels available.
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