Gnarly Head 1924 Double Black Red Blend 2016
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A dark red blend inspired by the field blends made popular during Prohibition.
Gnarly Head 1924 Double Black delivers rich aromas of blackberry preserves, cocoa, raspberry and caramel, setting the stage for a juicy core of concentrated, dense blackberry and fig jam flavors that finish with a hint of baking spice. Jet black in the glass, pair this full-bodied wine with equally bold dishes: charbroiled bacon cheeseburgers, spicy sausage gumbo or pork baby back ribs slathered in BBQ sauce.
Gnarly Head 1924 Double Black is crafted using grapes from select vineyards throughout Northern California, specifically the Lodi region, an area long known amongst California winemakers as the “Zin-famous” appellation. Lodi’s climate is ideal for growing concentrated, full-flavored grapes – well-draining sandy soil, warm summer afternoons and cooling nighttime breezes from the Pacific Ocean.
Fruit for Gnarly Head 1924 Double Black was harvested during the cool night hours and then delivered to the winery. Following de-stemming, the grapes were fermented slowly in stainless steel fermenters and then pressed gently into stainless steel tanks. The wine was then racked onto a combination of French and American oak to age for several months to further develop layers of complexity in the final blend.