Grgich Hills Estate

2012 Estate Grown Napa Valley Merlot

Merlot

California: Napa Valley

Offer Expired:Dec 01, 2015 at 11:59 pm
$42.00
Avg. Price

Mission Briefing

Codename:

History repeats itself

We are thrilled, today, to offer you one of the finest Merlots we’ve tasted in all of 2015.

Today’s Grgich Hills Estate 2012 Napa Valley Merlot is a delectable, delicious and decidedly gorgeous wine that our whole tasting panel flipped over. Grgich calls this wine a Cab-lovers Merlot. We think that only tells a part of the story…

The truth is, this is a rich Merlot, but it has a food-friendliness that surpasses many a difficult-to-pair Cabernet Sauvignon. This Merlot has enough acidity to make it a very flexible and very exciting companion for many a meal. Enjoy this wine with red meat dishes, Italian fare, rich stews, BBQ - and nearly anything else you care to throw at it.

This wine is incredibly full and fragrant on the nose, with aromas of Blackberry, black cherry, cassis, cherry liqueur, raspberry, cigar box, sweet spice and toasty oak.

On the palate, you’ll experience flavors of Black cherry, blackberry preserve, smoky blueberry, cherry cordial, dark baker’s chocolate, smoky oak, earthy iron, espresso and spice.

Most of our Operatives are familiar with the wines of Grgich (we’ve been featuring them since 2007!) but if you have not yet tried one, this impressive wine will make you fall in love.

Tasting Profile

Look:

Inky dark purple hues, from the nearly opaque core out to the lovely purple edges.

Smell:

Blackberry, black cherry, cassis, cherry liqueur, raspberry, cigar box, sweet spice and toasty oak.

Taste:

Black cherry, blackberry preserve, smoky blueberry, cherry cordial, dark baker’s chocolate, smoky oak, earthy iron, espresso and spice.

Finish:

Exceedingly long and very elegant. Dark fruit flavors gradually fade, giving way to chocolate, earthy flavors and spice.

Pairing:

Enjoy this wine as you would any rich Merlot - or Cabernet Sauvignon. That means pairing with your favorite red meat dishes. We’ll be opting for a pan-seared Porterhouse.

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
Ivo Jeramaz
Varietal
Merlot
Vintage
2012
Appellation
Napa Valley
Abv
13.5%
Harvest date
October, 2012
Sugar
23.8˚ Brix
Bottling date
March 6, 2013
Release date
May 2015
TA
5.5 g/L
pH
3.61
Aging
18 months
Barrels
30% new French oak
Production
2,467 cases

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Dec 01, 2015 at 11:59 pm
$42.00
Avg. Price
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