Gnarly Head Authentic Red 2014

Jammy Red A Red Wine Crowd Pleaser


Good Booze

From Gnarly Head, another tasty red wine blend. This one is full of blackberry jam with no tannins to speak of or any alcohol “bite”. This wine has “only” 13.5% alcohol. Positively restrained these days. Pour this one by the big glass for your friends and there will be a lot of smiles on your deck. It’s not a subtle or layered Cab Sauv, but for under $9 who cares. Gnarly keeps delivering fun reds at great prices. Grab some today and light up the grill.

The Facts

Gnarly Head Authentic Red

Price Paid – $8.99 / $8.09 Mix Six

Date Reviewed – 3/12/18

Where Purchased – Total Wines SF Bay Area

Varietal or Type – Red Blend

Vintage Year – 2014

Appellation – California

Winery/Brand – Gnarly Head Wines

Bottle Size – 750 ML

Alcohol – 13.5%

Cork? – Composition

Pour it and taste – Deep red color with berry and dark plum aromas. Smooth berry flavors and a nice mouthfeel. Easy finish with no hint of tannins.

Aerator – Berry aroma. Blackberry jam and mixed, dark fruit flavors. Soft easy finish. Nice rich, feel.

Decanter 30+ minutes – Fading berry aroma. Soft berry flavors. Fading a bit, now.

Overall – Nice jammy red wine when newly opened and poured from the bottle or with the aerator. This is a good “cocktail” red enjoyed by the tumbler full or with ribs and BBQ sauce. It’s going to fade after being opened after a while on the counter, but unless you’re having a two-hour dinner with just one bottle, it’s enjoyable as a lip-smacking red wine. Popular “bottle of red” style.

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