Grgich Hills Estate
2011 Napa Valley Estate Grown Zinfandel
California: Napa Valley: Calistoga
Today’s Grgich Hills Estate 2011 Napa Valley Estate Grown Zinfandel is our Wine Spies 2015 Intrigue Awards winner for Most Requested Wine.
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.
Light ruby edges with a darker and slightly opaque core of deep garnet. Tall tears move swiftly down the glass after a good swirl.
Plum, blackberry, dark strawberry, raspberry, spice box, chocolate covered cherry, dark chocolate and black pepper.
Blackberry, raspberry, strawberry, plum, dark spice, blueberry compote, dusty bramble, baker’s chocolate, oak and black pepper.
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.
Enjoy this very flexible and food-friendly wine wine your favorite Italian fare, grilled meats or hearty beef stews.
What the Winery Says
- Ivo Jeramaz
- Napa Valley, Calistoga
- 98% Zinfandel
- 2% Petite Sirah
- 14.5% by volume
- Harvest date
- October 13-19, 2011
- 25˚ Brix (average)
- Bottling date
- March 12, 2013
- Release date
- Fall 2014
- 5.5 g/L
- 15 months
- Large French oak casks
- 7,370 cases