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Grgich Hills Estate 2013 Estate Grown Napa Valley Merlot

Grgich Hills Estate 2013 Estate Grown Napa Valley Merlot

90 Points
Wine Enthusiast Magazine
90 Points
Wine Enthusiast Magazine

Mission Codename Ivo-lution

Very few authorized wine merchants have today’s brilliant 2013 Grgich Merlot, but The Wine Spies were graced with a small allocation.

Grgich winemaker, Ivo Jeramaz, learned his craft from the master himself, his famous uncle, Mike Grgich. Ivo carries on the tradition of crafting some of the best Napa Valley wines available.

Unexpectedly dark and rich on the nose, with grilled blackberry, coffee bean, chocolate, raspberry candy, black licorice, subtle spice box and a hint of pepper.

Bold and rich on the palate, with layers of flavor of blackberry preserve, black cherry, black licorice, blackberry pie, espresso, dark cocoa dust, spice and cracked pepper.

Today’s wine is in limited supply and we do expect to sell out, so please be sure to reserve yours soon.

Cheers, Operatives!

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Here’s what the wine press has to say:

90 points - Virginie Boone, Wine Enthusiast - “Brawny and concentrated in black fruit, this wine includes 5% Cabernet Sauvignon and is touted as a Cab-lover’s Merlot by the winery. It indeed is, with its juicy blackberry, cherry, espresso and clove notes, while remaining varietally correct in terms of its mellowed tannins.”

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What the Winery Says 2013 Estate Grown Napa Valley Merlot

Grgich Hills Estate
Grgich Hills Estate
Winemaker
Ivo Jeramaz
Varietal
Merlot
Vintage
2013
Appellation
Napa Valley
Abv
14.5%
TA
5.6 g/L
pH
3.58
RS
24.5° average Brix at harvest
Harvest date
Sept. 17 - Oct. 2nd, 2013
Bottling date
April 8, 2015
Release Date
January 2017
Aging
18 months
Barrels
French oak

About the Winery Grgich Hills Estate

Grgich Hills Estate Winemaker Ivo Jeramaz
Grgich Hills Estate Winemaker Ivo Jeramaz
Grgich Hills Estate 2013 Estate Grown Napa Valley Merlot 750ml Wine Bottle
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Grgich Hills Estate 2013 Estate Grown Napa Valley Merlot 750ml Wine Bottle
Offer Expired Mar 08, 2017 at 11:59 pm
$00.00
Price Redacted
$43.00
Elsewhere