Gnarly Head

California Pinot Noir

8.6452 ratings
8.14 pro ratings
California, USA
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
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...

5 people found it helpfulApr 24th, 2016
Jesus Sanchez

Nice tasting smooth wine.

Nice tasting smooth wine.

1 person found it helpfulSep 11th, 2017
Sean Wallner - WSET II

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
Roman Ochocki

Smooth and rather light. Sour cherry and tobacco.

Smooth and rather light. Sour cherry and tobacco.

Sep 22nd, 2022
Haakon Hovde

In a blindtasting I would’ve thought this was Italian

In a blindtasting I would’ve thought this was Italian

Jul 13th, 2022
Jason Hillan

Delicious with a great finish. Definitely will buy again.

Delicious with a great finish. Definitely will buy again.

May 2nd, 2022