Grgich Hills Estate

Estate Grown Napa Valley Zinfandel

8.9450 ratings
8.746 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
Tom Casagrande

Showing some bottle development but still burly in style. Nose has some elements I associate with Napa Cabs, like an intense gravelly, dusty character, together with more Zinny elements of deep, oozy blackberry fruit. Also a funky humus-like mossy thing that almost veers into grilled asparagus. Quite complex. Big-boned and aggressive in the mouth, with loads of brambly flavors and a drying texture. Needs boisterous food.

Showing some bottle development but still burly in style. Nose has some elements I associate with Napa Cabs, like an intense gravelly, dusty character, together with more Zinny elements of deep, oozy blackberry fruit. Also a funky humus-like mossy thing that almost veers into grilled asparagus. Quite complex. Big-boned and aggressive in the mouth, with loads of brambly flavors and a drying texture. Needs boisterous food.

Feb 16th, 2021
Michael Chelus

Cherry, raspberry preserves, blackberry, vanilla, plum and oak. Full-bodied and soft tannins.

Cherry, raspberry preserves, blackberry, vanilla, plum and oak. Full-bodied and soft tannins.

Jun 14th, 2020
Eric

Not what die hard Zin lovers look for in their Cali Zin’s. Missing the spice box and has instead a rather bland landing on the palate.

Not what die hard Zin lovers look for in their Cali Zin’s. Missing the spice box and has instead a rather bland landing on the palate.

Dec 6th, 2019
Michael Chelus

Black cherry, raspberry preserves, blackberry, currant, spice and oak. Full-bodied and soft tannins.

Black cherry, raspberry preserves, blackberry, currant, spice and oak. Full-bodied and soft tannins.

Oct 21st, 2019
Lyn Farmer

High alcohol but still well balanced. Nice elderberry, bramble, plum fruit, hint of vanilla and baking spice. Very elegant, but I'd have liked as bit more acidity.

High alcohol but still well balanced. Nice elderberry, bramble, plum fruit, hint of vanilla and baking spice. Very elegant, but I'd have liked as bit more acidity.

May 3rd, 2019
Shay A
9.2

Monthly WTF wine group meet up. No true theme this month. Some wines tasted blind.

Tasted blind. Surprised this was a Zin...and only a few years old. Light in color. Not jammy or peppery. Medium acidity. Red, blue and black ripe fruits and cedar. Surprised it was 15.5 too. Also an old graham cracker note on the finish. Old school Zin. I called it older Spanish Tempranillo. Thanks
@Jack Thompson

Monthly WTF wine group meet up. No true theme this month. Some wines tasted blind.

Tasted blind. Surprised this was a Zin...and only a few years old. Light in color. Not jammy or peppery. Medium acidity. Red, blue and black ripe fruits and cedar. Surprised it was 15.5 too. Also an old graham cracker note on the finish. Old school Zin. I called it older Spanish Tempranillo. Thanks
@Jack Thompson

Jan 9th, 2019
Chip Hughes

Blackberry, plum, pie spice, bramble. Hasn’t developed much complexity, but it’s quite satisfying. Finishes hot. #grgichhills #zinfandel

Blackberry, plum, pie spice, bramble. Hasn’t developed much complexity, but it’s quite satisfying. Finishes hot. #grgichhills #zinfandel

Nov 26th, 2018
Chris McClellan

Big zin...fruit bowl and spicy...alcohol off the charts and rendering it unbalanced...probably be great next day but we drank in about 30 mins..

Big zin...fruit bowl and spicy...alcohol off the charts and rendering it unbalanced...probably be great next day but we drank in about 30 mins..

Nov 23rd, 2018
Meg Herring

In a sea of delicious Zin, this one just didn’t stand out to me. Nothing wrong with it. Just lacks wow factor.

In a sea of delicious Zin, this one just didn’t stand out to me. Nothing wrong with it. Just lacks wow factor.

Nov 20th, 2018
Sipping Fine Wine

A bit (2%) of Petite Sirah is added to enhance the wines complexity. Dark, almost black with flavorful aromas of berry fruits and zingy spices. On the palate blackberry and cherry flavors with pepper spice and a touch of honey. Soft tannins, drying on the finish ending with some oak. Nice!

A bit (2%) of Petite Sirah is added to enhance the wines complexity. Dark, almost black with flavorful aromas of berry fruits and zingy spices. On the palate blackberry and cherry flavors with pepper spice and a touch of honey. Soft tannins, drying on the finish ending with some oak. Nice!

Nov 3rd, 2017