Gnarly Head

California Chardonnay

8.3173 ratings
7.85 pro ratings
California, USA
Chardonnay
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces
Top Notes For
Brian Ager

A toasty Chardonnay throughout with a nose of yellow apple and toasted pear. Toastiness continues on the pallate with flavors of lemon zest, burnt carmel, and a touch of sweet vanilla. However, this wine would benefit with a bit more fruit and freshness. The sweetness did help it pair well with spicy chicken fajitas on a rainy Tuesday night! ($9) [9/18/18]

A toasty Chardonnay throughout with a nose of yellow apple and toasted pear. Toastiness continues on the pallate with flavors of lemon zest, burnt carmel, and a touch of sweet vanilla. However, this wine would benefit with a bit more fruit and freshness. The sweetness did help it pair well with spicy chicken fajitas on a rainy Tuesday night! ($9) [9/18/18]

2 people found it helpfulSep 18th, 2018
Byron C Mayes

Bright gold in the glass. White flowers and banana on the plump nose. Full body. Banana, white peach, and that Viognier darkness on the palate. Medium acidity. Average finish when chilled. Mostly simple with a complex thread thanks to the other varieties (Chenin Blanc, Malvasia Bianco, Viognier). Take it on a picnic.

Bright gold in the glass. White flowers and banana on the plump nose. Full body. Banana, white peach, and that Viognier darkness on the palate. Medium acidity. Average finish when chilled. Mostly simple with a complex thread thanks to the other varieties (Chenin Blanc, Malvasia Bianco, Viognier). Take it on a picnic.

1 person found it helpfulOct 17th, 2017
Denis Roudenko

15.5/20 (87/100)

Цвет золотистый. Аромат сильный, сладко-цитрусовый, лимоны в сахаре, сладкие пряности, банан, сладко-цветочные тона. Чуть алкогольно, кефирные тона, ряженка. Интересно. Кислотность свежая, белый изюм, Послевкусие несколько алкогольно.

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15.5/20 (87/100)

Цвет золотистый. Аромат сильный, сладко-цитрусовый, лимоны в сахаре, сладкие пряности, банан, сладко-цветочные тона. Чуть алкогольно, кефирные тона, ряженка. Интересно. Кислотность свежая, белый изюм, Послевкусие несколько алкогольно.

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Aug 17th, 2015
Chris Harvey

Butterbomb. Blech

Butterbomb. Blech

Nov 29th, 2014
Laila Villalobos

Just seemed watered down. Very light flavor, slight oak. I just find myself wanting something bolder.

Just seemed watered down. Very light flavor, slight oak. I just find myself wanting something bolder.

Sep 20th, 2019
Laila Villalobos

Tasted watered down. Very light flavor, slight oak. I just found myself wanting something bolder.

Tasted watered down. Very light flavor, slight oak. I just found myself wanting something bolder.

Sep 20th, 2019
Taylor Loy

Sweetness than I expected, which was a joy. Super buttery! Nice, subtle, crisp green apple.
Dry. Hints of raisin, sweet spice.
Scents of vanilla, pear, yellow melon.

Sweetness than I expected, which was a joy. Super buttery! Nice, subtle, crisp green apple.
Dry. Hints of raisin, sweet spice.
Scents of vanilla, pear, yellow melon.

Sep 20th, 2019
Sarah J

Okay Chardonnay

Okay Chardonnay

Aug 23rd, 2019
Christopher Raub

Tastes watered down, and sweet. Easy to drink, but not my style.

Tastes watered down, and sweet. Easy to drink, but not my style.

Nov 26th, 2018
Valeriy Savchenko

Bold and intense. Has a notes of caramel. Goes pretty good with something buttery / cheesy.

Bold and intense. Has a notes of caramel. Goes pretty good with something buttery / cheesy.

Oct 20th, 2018