Grgich Hills Estate
2009 Napa Valley Merlot
Merlot •Estate Vineyard
California: Napa Valley
Today’s Grgich Hills Estate 2009 Napa Valley Merlot is a dynamite wine from one of our favorite wineries in all of Napa.
This classic Napa Valley Merlot will certainly thrill any red wine fan. Our tasting panel couldn’t get enough, with quite a few panelists clamoring for a bottle to take home with them. The juicy, rich flavors will pair beautifully with any number of meal choices, but the consensus was that anything prepared over a grill would be absolutely sublime.
Please enjoy our heartiest recommendation for today’s Napa Gem. This 94 Pointer is a guaranteed crowd pleaser!
Deep, dark red, like a super ripe black cherry.
A classic Napa Merlot, with juicy dark berries, fresh blueberry, and black raspberry abutting hints of soft brown baking spices, tobacco leaf, berry bramble, and a touch of lavender.
A delight in the glass, with lush, rich flavors just cascading across the palate. Blackberry and blueberry mingle with cedar wood, vanilla bean, mocha powder, fresh forest floor, clove, and a slight kick of black peppercorn.
Delightfully soft and subtle, with a touch of grippy tannin and a wonderful, robust structure.
Rosemary, garlic, and sea salt rubbed New York Strip grilled over charcoal and finished with a drizzle of herbal butter.
What the Winery Says
- Ivo Jeramaz
- 94 Points - Wine Review Online
- Napa Valley
- 100% Estate Vineyard
- Fruit Variety
- 100% Merlot
- 18 months in 100% French oak, 30% new