Gnarly Head Merlot, Central Coast, 2017
Gnarly vines aren't pretty. The twisted grapevines that give our wine its big, bold flavors have struggled and survived by digging deep. That's where the good stuff is: At the edge of what's possible. Our Merlot grapes comes fully loaded, right off the vine, with explosively rich, incredibly flavorful layers of juicy plum and black cherry. Add a hint of complex herbs and spice and you have a naturally intense red ready to take on blue cheese burgers, garlic-stuffed chicken and braised short ribs. Sustainability. Quality. Family. www.gnarlyhead.com. (at)gnarlyheadwines. Alcohol 14.5% by volume.