Gnarly Head Pinot Noir 2012

Product code: 16GNA3B2012

This powerful pinot touts voluptuous aromas of red cherry, vanilla, earth and spice, followed by a rush of black cherry and plum with hints of toasted hazelnut, tobacco and cigar box on the palate.

  • Country:USA
  • Region:California
  • Vintage:2012
  • ABV:13.5%
  • Residual sugar:2.0 g/L
  • Colour:Red
  • Product Type:Still
  • Bottle Size:75 cl
  • Grape Variety:Pinot Noir

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Product guide note

Pinot Noir is the grape variety used to make this wine. It usually makes wine which is quite light-bodied and pale for a red. It has flavours of black cherry and plum with a hint of oak and spice.

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 for the Gnarly Head Pinot Noir were harvested in the cool hours around dawn and delivered immediately to the winery. The grapes were de-stemmed into fermenters and allowed to rest for 24-36 hours before beginning fermentation. The fermentation temperature was adjusted slightly cooler than normal to allow for better control of extraction and to preserve the delicate fruit that is expected in a Pinot Noir. After primary fermentation, the wine was pressed and then immediately racked onto Fre

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