Grgich Hills Estate

Estate Grown Napa Valley Zinfandel

9.08 ratings
8.92 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
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
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
Vanessa D

👁 Nice clarity, medium ruby hue, pink rim variation, strong tearing. No sediment.
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👃 Nose is clean and offers medium intensity red fruit notes that are ripe and jammy, such as cherry, strawberry-rhubarb, plum, along with spicy notes, such as dark baking spices, vanilla, and some green, herbaceous elements. Aromas are developing.
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👄 palate is dry, medium acidity, medium+ tannins, high alcohol, medium+ body, with medium red fruit and baking spice notes, which are consistent with the nose. Medium+ finish with lingering flavors and warmth.
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Love this producer - Grgich Hills Estate, Napa Valley, Zinfandel. Especially love the Chardonnays, but this was a balanced Zinfandel from Napa. Co-founder of this estate (Miljenko “Mike” Grgich) also crafted the ‘73 Chateau Montelena Chardonnay that won the 1976 Judgement of Paris. Vintage 2015. ABV 14.9%. Made with organic grapes 🍇 Enjoying it as a complement to brats and Brussels sprouts on the grill.

👁 Nice clarity, medium ruby hue, pink rim variation, strong tearing. No sediment.
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👃 Nose is clean and offers medium intensity red fruit notes that are ripe and jammy, such as cherry, strawberry-rhubarb, plum, along with spicy notes, such as dark baking spices, vanilla, and some green, herbaceous elements. Aromas are developing.
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👄 palate is dry, medium acidity, medium+ tannins, high alcohol, medium+ body, with medium red fruit and baking spice notes, which are consistent with the nose. Medium+ finish with lingering flavors and warmth.
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Love this producer - Grgich Hills Estate, Napa Valley, Zinfandel. Especially love the Chardonnays, but this was a balanced Zinfandel from Napa. Co-founder of this estate (Miljenko “Mike” Grgich) also crafted the ‘73 Chateau Montelena Chardonnay that won the 1976 Judgement of Paris. Vintage 2015. ABV 14.9%. Made with organic grapes 🍇 Enjoying it as a complement to brats and Brussels sprouts on the grill.

Sep 17th, 2020
Andy Lee

Good bit lower than camyus

Good bit lower than camyus

Dec 8th, 2017
Rick Zywotko

Very tight at the open, but has a lot of potential I'm thinking after a Manhattan! Tons of earth, peat, and licorice. Dare I say, Bordeaux like??? Kicking off the Holiday, at Giannias with our Boulder son.

Very tight at the open, but has a lot of potential I'm thinking after a Manhattan! Tons of earth, peat, and licorice. Dare I say, Bordeaux like??? Kicking off the Holiday, at Giannias with our Boulder son.

Nov 22nd, 2017
Daisy

Daisy had this 2 days ago

Daisy had this 2 days ago

Oct 30th, 2020
Jonathan Berry

Jonathan had this 2 months ago

Jonathan had this 2 months ago

Aug 23rd, 2020
Mike Siewert

Mike had this a year ago

Mike had this a year ago

Dec 11th, 2019