Grgich Hills Estate

2011 Napa Valley Estate Grown Zinfandel

Zinfandel

California: Napa Valley: Calistoga

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Mission Briefing

Codename:

King Mike

We love the wines of Grgich Hills Estate and we are very lucky to have their fabulous, food-friendly 2011 Napa Valley Estate Grown Zinfandel. This wine is aromatic, boldly flavorful, elegant and a great companion for a great variety of food pairings.

As one would expect from a Grgich Zinfandel, today’s wine is very aromatic. Bold aromas leap from the glass, beginning with Plum, blackberry and dark strawberry. As the wine opens up, secondary aromas appear, including raspberry, spice box, chocolate covered cherry, dark chocolate and black pepper.

On the palate, this wine is darkly juicy, led by blackberry, raspberry, strawberry and plum. Secondary flavors include dark spice, blueberry compote, dusty bramble, baker’s chocolate, oak and black pepper.

Be sure to visit with us soon, as this wine is expected to sell out.

Tasting Profile

Look:

Light ruby edges with a darker and slightly opaque core of deep garnet. Tall tears move swiftly down the glass after a good swirl.

Smell:

Plum, blackberry, dark strawberry, raspberry, spice box, chocolate covered cherry, dark chocolate and black pepper.

Taste:

Blackberry, raspberry, strawberry, plum, dark spice, blueberry compote, dusty bramble, baker’s chocolate, oak and black pepper.

Finish:

Exceptionally long with fruit that gradually fades, giving way to chocolate, spice and oak. Plush tannins provide a crushed velvet dryness at the very end.

Pairing:

Enjoy this very flexible and food-friendly wine wine your favorite Italian fare, grilled meats or hearty beef stews.

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
Ivo Jeramaz
Varietal
Zinfandel
Appellation
Napa Valley, Calistoga
Blend
98% Zinfandel
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2% Petite Sirah
ABV
14.5% by volume
Harvest date
October 13-19, 2011
Sugar
25˚ Brix (average)
Bottling date
March 12, 2013
Release date
Fall 2014
TA
5.5 g/L
pH
3.78
Aging
15 months
Cooperage
Large French oak casks
Production
7,370 cases

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Nov 05, 2015 at 11:59 pm
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