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Gnarly Head Merlot 2005 Wine Review

Gnarly Head Merlot 2005

Gnarly Head Merlot 2005

California, United States

Community Score: 4.7/5

Community Reviews: 2

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Price: $17.95

Drink: Now

Bottle size: 750 ml



 

Alcohol: 14.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Gnarly Head

Agent: Select Wine Merchants Inc.

Product: 104158

More Vintages: 2008   Add New Vintage

Natalie's Score: 89/100

Rich with kirsch and black raspberry liqueur resonances. Cedary underbrush shore up the backbone. Tannins are smooth and silky. Warm and deep and full-bodied. Blueberry jam finish.

Merlot food pairings: meat lovers pizza.

This was reviewed May 23, 2009 by

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Amrita Roy rated this wine as 100/100 with the following review:

Nose: All I smell is kirsch / cherries, almost like a light light port
Colour: garnet?
Palate: Not my favourite! Tastes like...cherries, blackberries, blueberries, with some mint and cedar underneath, however the tannins are too low, I find this almost a light bodied wine, with no finish. I can see why merlot is more herbaceous than other varietals - picking up some greenery and mint here. Not complex. I would not buy this again.
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