Gnarly Head Petite Sirah 2011

Product code: 16GNA4B2011

Jammy fruit from beginning to end. It starts with aromas of blueberry pie, nutmeg and pepper. In the mouth, flavors expand to include boysenberry, plum, blueberry and spice. This full bodied wine has a bold tannin structure and balanced acidity that lead to long finish. This big wine is anything but “petite.”

  • Country:USA
  • Region:California
  • Sub Region:Lodi
  • Vintage:2011
  • ABV:14.5%
  • Residual sugar:3.8 g/L
  • Colour:Red
  • Product Type:Still
  • Bottle Size:75 cl
  • Grape Variety:Petite Sirah, Zinfandel
  • Closure:Synthetic Cork

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Taste Scale: 10

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Narlee Head Peh-tee Seerah

Product guide note

This wine comes from California and the name of the grape used is Petite Syrah. It is a full bodied wine with blackberry, liquorice and black pepper flavours. It pairs well with meaty dishes like steak and game.

Production information

Producer: Gnarly Head

Gnarly Head produces a wide variety of wines from its base in California. It gets the best grapes to produce a house style that is fresh and fruit-driven. Gnarly Head has practically adopted the mission to changing the view that Californian wine is a bit of a one-trick pony when it comes to food and wine matching.

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Production note

Grapes were hand harvested. De-stemmed into small lot fermenters. After a brief cold soak, the must was slowly warmed, which enhanced colour and flavour extraction. Once fermentation was complete, the wine was aged in a combination of French and American oak to soften and integrate the tannins. A touch of Zinfandel was added for a bit of pepper and spice. Just prior to bottling, the wine was transferred to tank with minimal filtration to ensure the maximum expression of the wine's bright fruit flavours and aromas.

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