Grgich Hills Estate

Estate Grown Napa Valley Merlot

8.939 ratings
8.96 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Merlot
Top Notes For
"Odedi"

Here is a great Napa Valley Merlot for #MerlotThursday.

Inky in color with a short purple rim.

Very fruity on the nose with blackberries, blueberries, figs, raisins, cherry pie, licorice, cedar, vanilla bean, spices, chocolates, medium roast coffee, graphite, beef jerky, peppercorn, earth and light vegetables.

Full bodied, rich and jammy, with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and extremely fruity on the palate with blackberries, sweet cherries, figs, raisins, oak, licorice, vanilla, spices, earth, vegetables, pencil lead, coffee, mocha, dark chocolates and peppercorn.

Long finish with round tannins and tangy cranberries.

This is a great Napa Merlot. Well balanced with nice complexity and a great mouthfeel. A Cabernet lover Merlot.

Good right out of the bottle, but much better after an hour in a decanter.

This 6 years old is drinking very nicely now, and will be good in the next 10 years. As it opens up, it becomes earthier with vegetable notes and bigger tannins.

90 points wine Enthusiasts.

Enjoyable by itself or with food. I paired it with a charcuterie board of Meats and cheeses, olives and crackers. Delightful and delicious.

A blend of 95% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon.

14.9% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$40.

Here is a great Napa Valley Merlot for #MerlotThursday.

Inky in color with a short purple rim.

Very fruity on the nose with blackberries, blueberries, figs, raisins, cherry pie, licorice, cedar, vanilla bean, spices, chocolates, medium roast coffee, graphite, beef jerky, peppercorn, earth and light vegetables.

Full bodied, rich and jammy, with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and extremely fruity on the palate with blackberries, sweet cherries, figs, raisins, oak, licorice, vanilla, spices, earth, vegetables, pencil lead, coffee, mocha, dark chocolates and peppercorn.

Long finish with round tannins and tangy cranberries.

This is a great Napa Merlot. Well balanced with nice complexity and a great mouthfeel. A Cabernet lover Merlot.

Good right out of the bottle, but much better after an hour in a decanter.

This 6 years old is drinking very nicely now, and will be good in the next 10 years. As it opens up, it becomes earthier with vegetable notes and bigger tannins.

90 points wine Enthusiasts.

Enjoyable by itself or with food. I paired it with a charcuterie board of Meats and cheeses, olives and crackers. Delightful and delicious.

A blend of 95% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon.

14.9% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$40.

Jul 26th, 2018
Mono Head

Just opened bottle so needs to breath a little. Dark, oaky, full body. Good. But not super smooth. I like it.

Just opened bottle so needs to breath a little. Dark, oaky, full body. Good. But not super smooth. I like it.

1 person found it helpfulApr 22nd, 2017
JD
8.8

Would have liked more from this

Would have liked more from this

1 person found it helpfulMay 21st, 2016
Christine Havens

I had the pleasure of interviewing Ivo Jeramaz on my last visit to Napa Valley. He's the nephew of winemaking legend, Mike Grgich and has taken the lead in much of the wineries day-to-day operations along with Mike's daughter, Violet. Ivo is a quiet and thoughtful in his speech—and his wines seem to reflect this. The 2012 Merlot is carmine-hued, and is more transparent than most Merlot I've encountered from Napa Valley. It possesses a kind of quiet restraint and lovely finesse with nuanced aromas of red currant, pie cherries, dried herbs and underbrush intertwining fine tannins a tart acidity. 14.0% ABV | Sample

I had the pleasure of interviewing Ivo Jeramaz on my last visit to Napa Valley. He's the nephew of winemaking legend, Mike Grgich and has taken the lead in much of the wineries day-to-day operations along with Mike's daughter, Violet. Ivo is a quiet and thoughtful in his speech—and his wines seem to reflect this. The 2012 Merlot is carmine-hued, and is more transparent than most Merlot I've encountered from Napa Valley. It possesses a kind of quiet restraint and lovely finesse with nuanced aromas of red currant, pie cherries, dried herbs and underbrush intertwining fine tannins a tart acidity. 14.0% ABV | Sample

Jan 19th, 2016
Stanislav Lobanov

16.5/20 (90/100) Вино с насыщенным ароматом красной сливы, ментола, ежевики, чёрного изюма, шоколада, ванили и чёрного чая. Плотное и спиртуозное с сильными, сухими танинами. Американское мерло во всей красе.

16.5/20 (90/100) Вино с насыщенным ароматом красной сливы, ментола, ежевики, чёрного изюма, шоколада, ванили и чёрного чая. Плотное и спиртуозное с сильными, сухими танинами. Американское мерло во всей красе.

Jul 17th, 2018
Tom & Lois Kelly

Aroma outstanding: dark fruit, tobacco, leather - not overly fruity. From the initial attack through finish this wine was seamlessly balanced. 20 second finish at a minimum. Still has another 8 to 10 years but terrific right now. Excellent choice.

Aroma outstanding: dark fruit, tobacco, leather - not overly fruity. From the initial attack through finish this wine was seamlessly balanced. 20 second finish at a minimum. Still has another 8 to 10 years but terrific right now. Excellent choice.

May 5th, 2018
Frank Bragg

Quiet night at home. Spaghetti & laundry night. Grgich Hills Zin - a classic!

Quiet night at home. Spaghetti & laundry night. Grgich Hills Zin - a classic!

Nov 25th, 2017
Neil Valenzuela

Deep rich purple, strawberries, licorice, coffee- smooth with a nice dry finish.

Deep rich purple, strawberries, licorice, coffee- smooth with a nice dry finish.

Jun 1st, 2017
Flora Bokma

A very nice merlot. Lightly beefy. But still tasting a little green. Would benefit from a little more time in the bottle.

A very nice merlot. Lightly beefy. But still tasting a little green. Would benefit from a little more time in the bottle.

Feb 1st, 2017
Natalie Griffin

5% cab, 95% merlot. Very good

5% cab, 95% merlot. Very good

Oct 9th, 2016