This is spooky.
Just last night, in our restaurant, I ran out of a wine that a table of five was drinking. I had some Gnarly Head Old Vine Zinfandel '05 on hand. They trusted my judgment -- and after they finished the bottle they were raving about the stuff. So I had it with my dinner that night.
Wow! It turns out not only is the Old Vine Zin a superb value, but it also ages really nicely. At least in the case of the '05.
I was so pleased with how this turns up, the '05 will be one of the wines on this year's Thanksgiving table. And I'm going to buy some of the latest vintage, to see if they've kept up the good work since the last time I bought their wine ('06, perhaps).