Type: Pinot Noir
Color: Brick Red
Grapes: Pinot Noir
Country: United States (California)
My love of Pinot Noir rages on. I was very excited to try the Gnarly Head Pinot Noir 2009. Their Gnarly Head Chardonnay 2009 has been my favorite wine of the year thus far so I had my hopes high. Unfortunately the Pinot didn’t floor me as expected.
Gnarly Head Pinot Noir 2009 is a big dark red wine that provided me notes of cherry and spice on the nose. This is a medium bodied Pinot that is dry upfront and has a flavor profile of dark fruits like plum and black cherries.
I didn’t find it to be very well balanced and that was a turn off for me. The complexity was very straightforward and lacked finesse. Additionally the finish was a bit too dry for my liking.
At the end of the day the Gnarly Head Pinot Noir 2009 was just alright – there was nothing to write home about with this bottle.Pin It