Grgich Hills Estate

Estate Grown Napa Valley Zinfandel

8.9374 ratings
8.732 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Zinfandel
Lamb, Chicken, Turkey, White Rice, Pasta, Potato, Herbs, Mushrooms, Soft Cheese, Chili & Hot Spicy, Tomato-Based, Duck, Exotic Spices, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Pork, Baking Spices, Pungent Cheese, Beef, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Ellen Clifford

One more Zin. Because Delectable gave me a check mark and I’m worth it. I’d never tried Grgich before but I’m digging it. It has that delightful thing Zins do where they feel light at first then morph into a gentle ninja dressed in velvet and throwing raisins and craisins at you. CraiZins? This is a plush sneaky Zin. The more I let it breathe the more bramble there is. So now you and a velvet-clad ninja are doing battle in a brambly wood. Though the finish is rather speedy. Ninja retreating? Ps you are the winner. Cause you’re drinking wine.

One more Zin. Because Delectable gave me a check mark and I’m worth it. I’d never tried Grgich before but I’m digging it. It has that delightful thing Zins do where they feel light at first then morph into a gentle ninja dressed in velvet and throwing raisins and craisins at you. CraiZins? This is a plush sneaky Zin. The more I let it breathe the more bramble there is. So now you and a velvet-clad ninja are doing battle in a brambly wood. Though the finish is rather speedy. Ninja retreating? Ps you are the winner. Cause you’re drinking wine.

1 person found it helpfulApr 10th, 2018
Rafael Landestoy

Really nice approachable Zin not overly extracted but just nice juice.

Really nice approachable Zin not overly extracted but just nice juice.

1 person found it helpfulJun 10th, 2016
Christine Havens

It's the spice that hits your nose first—aromas of cracked black pepper, mesquite and charred cedar glide above denser notes of sun-warmed blackberries and ripe Italian plums. It's not as lush on the palate as some Napa Zins. Like all of the wines from Grgich Hills, the 2012 shows a modicum of restraint, in a variety that is built for decadence. Rather, the alcohol is neatly tucked behind a wall of high acidity and firm tannins. The finish is decidedly herbal and green, it's a wine willbenefit from time in the cellar. 15.5% ABV | Sample

It's the spice that hits your nose first—aromas of cracked black pepper, mesquite and charred cedar glide above denser notes of sun-warmed blackberries and ripe Italian plums. It's not as lush on the palate as some Napa Zins. Like all of the wines from Grgich Hills, the 2012 shows a modicum of restraint, in a variety that is built for decadence. Rather, the alcohol is neatly tucked behind a wall of high acidity and firm tannins. The finish is decidedly herbal and green, it's a wine willbenefit from time in the cellar. 15.5% ABV | Sample

1 person found it helpfulMar 13th, 2016
R. Addison Wehrfritz

Low acid, medium astringency, & medium plus alcohol impart this Napa Zin with a flavorful but refined drinkability.

Low acid, medium astringency, & medium plus alcohol impart this Napa Zin with a flavorful but refined drinkability.

1 person found it helpfulMar 14th, 2015
Kristi Calcagno

Really close to giving this a 9. But it's flat on the finish. The pepper is mellow, really nice balanced nose. Nice body and mouth feel.

Really close to giving this a 9. But it's flat on the finish. The pepper is mellow, really nice balanced nose. Nice body and mouth feel.

Jun 23rd, 2016
Katy Jossy Simanski

Surprisingly peppery and gamey. Very Syrah like.

Surprisingly peppery and gamey. Very Syrah like.

Jul 10th, 2015
David Bos

Great example of no new oak and zin

Great example of no new oak and zin

May 7th, 2014
David Denham

Jazz'd in Savannah.

Jazz'd in Savannah.

Sep 1st, 2013
Dale Cruse

Legendary producer. Live that they include the Croat coat of arms on the label.

Legendary producer. Live that they include the Croat coat of arms on the label.

Aug 10th, 2013
Andrew Lampasone

Owner Wine Watch Selections

9.1

Raspberry and wild strawberry fruit with notes of underbrush and white chocolate light smoky hints. Fresh and tangy red berry fruit soft tannins Excellent

Raspberry and wild strawberry fruit with notes of underbrush and white chocolate light smoky hints. Fresh and tangy red berry fruit soft tannins Excellent

Apr 17th, 2013