Have you ever had something follow you around til you were sick of it?
A younger sibling. An unrequited crush. A black cat. Things that make you want to cringe if they just don't back off.
Gnarly Head Vineyards is not one of those things.
I've been running into Gnarly Head a lot lately, both in store displays and social gatherings. I just commented on how much I enjoy their Chardonnay as my go-to, affordable white. Their marketing department must be working overtime these days—but at least it's for a worthy cause.
My friends and I had our annual Friendsgiving last weekend, and this year's theme was a pasta night (aka Carb-o-palooza). One of our friends was nobly charged with bringing booze (his taste credentials had been vetted—an important but sometimes unfortunately overlooked trait in selecting the booze chooser), so when I peeked in his bag upon arrival, I was pleased to see Gnarly Head Pinot Grigio.
Light and bright, with a honeysuckle aroma and citrus flavor of Meyer lemon, this Pinot Grigio was delightful alongside a spicy penne alla vodka. I bet it'd also be great with some fish tacos in the summertime (or even some lemon chicken and broccoli!).
And since it's in the Gnarly Head family, you're getting a good product at a good price: it's only $9.99.