Gnarly Head

California Pinot Noir

8.6377 ratings
8.13 pro ratings
California, USA
Pinot Noir
Top Notes For
Lori K
9.2

Okay, first of all, WTF is a pro rating? This wine is an exceptional value and has great Pinot Noir characteristics. Give it a minute to open and you'll be enjoying yourself in no time. Great smoked black cherry flavors with a hint of Pinot mustiness. I'll buy more! Tasted against Dark Horse and Menage A Trois. All tree were wonderful, but the Knarly Head came out with a slight edge...

Okay, first of all, WTF is a pro rating? This wine is an exceptional value and has great Pinot Noir characteristics. Give it a minute to open and you'll be enjoying yourself in no time. Great smoked black cherry flavors with a hint of Pinot mustiness. I'll buy more! Tasted against Dark Horse and Menage A Trois. All tree were wonderful, but the Knarly Head came out with a slight edge...

2 people found it helpfulApr 24th, 2016
Sean Wallner - SGWS

Very meaty and full of dark fruits. Honestly I kind of smelled hints of like Welches grape juice on the nose as well as similar smells as a Port. I drank this one side by side with an Oregon Pinot Noir and I absolutely prefer the OR Pinot Noir!

Very meaty and full of dark fruits. Honestly I kind of smelled hints of like Welches grape juice on the nose as well as similar smells as a Port. I drank this one side by side with an Oregon Pinot Noir and I absolutely prefer the OR Pinot Noir!

1 person found it helpfulMay 27th, 2016
Teresa Stepp

Twin Lakes 2012 wine tasting

Twin Lakes 2012 wine tasting

1 person found it helpfulApr 11th, 2016
Sawyer Coleman

Good value wine at $7.99 USD, low tannins with a full flavor. Slight acidity with a smooth start and plum finish.

Good value wine at $7.99 USD, low tannins with a full flavor. Slight acidity with a smooth start and plum finish.

1 person found it helpfulAug 15th, 2015
Austin Beeman

Mesquite nose. Big bit fades quickly. $10

Mesquite nose. Big bit fades quickly. $10

Nov 4th, 2014
Anthony Lombardo

High school days.

High school days.

Aug 3rd, 2014
David Clinton

Yeah, what everyone else said. Plenty of Concord grape here. Not bad, though. Hmm- after it sat for an hour I’m trying it again. It’s got a real nice caramel thing going on that I like.

Yeah, what everyone else said. Plenty of Concord grape here. Not bad, though. Hmm- after it sat for an hour I’m trying it again. It’s got a real nice caramel thing going on that I like.

Jan 11th, 2019
Frederick Mohr

Had this wine with Paradiso Cheese, figs, ham, grapes and crackers. The flavor was ok. The color and clarity passed and the way it clung to the glass too. I smell grapes, plums and a peppery spice. It is light on the fondue and mouth when the wine first enters but I am unhappy with the way the tannins abrupt late as it enters my throat, making me cough after swallowing.

Had this wine with Paradiso Cheese, figs, ham, grapes and crackers. The flavor was ok. The color and clarity passed and the way it clung to the glass too. I smell grapes, plums and a peppery spice. It is light on the fondue and mouth when the wine first enters but I am unhappy with the way the tannins abrupt late as it enters my throat, making me cough after swallowing.

Nov 25th, 2018
Sean Sims

Everyday drinking wine. Fruity, candy with a jam jelly finish. Good to wash down some pizza. Nothing more

Everyday drinking wine. Fruity, candy with a jam jelly finish. Good to wash down some pizza. Nothing more

Oct 11th, 2018
Patricia Chau

Delicious, bold and smooth

Delicious, bold and smooth

Jul 3rd, 2018