Gnarly Head

California Chardonnay

8.3187 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
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.

Oct 17th, 2017
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]

1 person found it helpfulSep 18th, 2018
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
James Mosman

Yummy.

Yummy.

Jul 22nd, 2018
Katie

A little sweet. Would have liked more fruit character.

A little sweet. Would have liked more fruit character.

Jul 4th, 2018
N
8.5

Caramel aroma. Not sour, fresh.

Caramel aroma. Not sour, fresh.

Jul 2nd, 2018
G D
9.0

Dry, oakey, some fruity notes

Dry, oakey, some fruity notes

May 5th, 2018
Liz Weidner

Refreshing.

Refreshing.

Jan 17th, 2018
Amanda Barth

Slightly acidic. Good for the price. Notes of crisp apple and warm honey.

Slightly acidic. Good for the price. Notes of crisp apple and warm honey.

Dec 31st, 2017