Grgich Hills Estate

2009 Napa Valley Merlot

Merlot •Estate Grown

California: Napa Valley

Offer Expired:Mar 26, 2014 at 11:59 pm
$42.00
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Mission Briefing

Codename:

As good as it gets

Today’s Grgich Hills Estate 2009 Napa Valley Merlot is a shining example of just how good this varietal can be. Our old friends at Grgich Hills Estate have blown us away once again!

Elegant and refined, yet with plenty of dark fruit and sweet earth, this wine is beautifully balanced and deliciously layered. The flavor profile is very reminiscent of a classic Napa Cab, and why we believe any wine lover would absolutely adore this Merlot.

Wines like this 94 Point gem don’t come around too often. We highly recommend taking advantage and stocking up on this world-class Merlot!

Tasting Profile

Look:

A deep scarlet throughout the glass, nearly perfectly opaque in the very center with a lighter red edge.

Smell:

Aromatic, with a lovely balance of fruit and earth. Sweet plum and raspberry are laid overtop notes of sandalwood, fresh berry bramble, aged cigar box, white peppercorn, rosemary, and sage.

Taste:

Elegant, almost luxurious on the palate, with dark fruit flavors of sweet plum and blackberry overlapping hints of espresso bean, sweet tobacco leaf, thyme, and subtle black peppercorn.

Finish:

Smooth and supple upon entry and finish, this is one delightful Merlot. Elegant and refined, this is a wine that any Cab lover would adore.

Pairing:

Grilled venison served with a tart cherry-balsamic reduction.

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
Ivo Jeramaz
Accolades
94 Points - Robert Whitley
Appellation
Napa Valley, California
Fruit Variety
100% Merlot
Cooperage
18 months in French oak
ABV
14.8%

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Mar 26, 2014 at 11:59 pm
$42.00
Avg. Price
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