Old Zinfandel vines with thick, twisted gnarled trunks and vines shooting up and out in all directions are the inspiration for Gnarly Head Zin. The grapes are sourced from vineyards in Lodi, primarily the Mokelumne River area, with some the oldest Zinfandel vines in all of California. 35 to 80 year old vines are hand-harvested for this rich, dense, jammy Zin. The wine is aged in a combination of French and American oak barrels, giving it a distinct spiciness to complement the pure fruit and making it an ideal match for zesty foods. A perpetual Best Buy, Wine Enthusiast Magazine said about this 2014 "This bold but easy-drinking wine offers a good combo of lightly spiced oak notes along with fairly generous blackberry and raspberry flavors. The texture is smooth but with a good tinge of tannin."