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Grgich Hills Estate 2014 Estate Grown Napa Valley Merlot

Top Merlot of 2018
Agent's Selection

Mission Codename Meaning of Life

Very few authorized wine merchants have today’s brilliant 2014 Grgich Merlot, but The Wine Spies who have enjoyed a close relationship with Grgich for a decade, were graced with a small allocation for our deserving Operatives.

Today’s uniquely delectable Grgich Hills Estate 2014 Estate Grown Napa Valley Merlot was made by Ivo Jeramaz, who learned his craft from the master himself, his famous uncle, Mike Grgich - whose Chardonnay famously won the groundbreaking “Judgment of Paris” 42 years ago. His was the first American wine to best the French in competition.

This Merlot has excellent color extraction with high density and a blood red core, leading to a bright ruby red lip. The nose of this wine is very intriguing with blackberry compote, tomato sauce, roasted red pepper, and black pepper with a subtle smokiness. The palate is a more traditional medley of blackberry, black cherry, tobacco, currant, and dried fig flavors. The tannins are very structured, with round edges that move across the palate horizontally like a two by four, covering the entire tongue from side to side as it moves towards the back of the mouth. Definitely a food wine: This wine would be best friends with a hearty bowl of penne with an Arrabbiata sauce.

The Napa Valley AVA (American Viticultural Area) is located in Napa County, California, United States. Napa Valley is considered one of the foremost wine regions in the world. Wine grapes thrive here, due to the combination of geography, the Mediterranean climate and geology of the region, which is perfect for wine grape growing. The region was established as a wine-growing region with its first commercial vineyard, which was planted in 1858.

This is a ready-to-enjoy wine that will only get better with a few years of aging. We suggest that you squirrel a few bottles away for the next 3 to 7 years. Enjoy them as you go - and see how beautifully this beautiful wine progresses.

Today’s wine is offered with our highest recommendation.

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What the Winery Says 2014 Estate Grown Napa Valley Merlot

Grgich Hills Estate
Grgich Hills Estate
Winemaker
Ivo Jeramaz
Varietal
Merlot
Vintage
2014
Appellation
Napa Valley
Abv
14.5%
pH
3.42
TA
5.9 g/L
Sugar
25 ° average Brix at harvest
Harvest Date
Sept. 15-Oct. 8th, 2014
Fermentation
Indigenous yeast
Time in Oak
18 Months
Type of Oak
French oak
Bottling Date
April 4, 2016
Release Date
January 2018

About the Winery Grgich Hills Estate

Grgich Hills Estate Winemaker Ivo Jeramaz
Grgich Hills Estate Winemaker Ivo Jeramaz
Grgich Hills Estate 2014 Estate Grown Napa Valley Merlot 750ml Wine Bottle
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Grgich Hills Estate 2014 Estate Grown Napa Valley Merlot 750ml Wine Bottle
Offer Expired Dec 27, 2018 at 11:59 pm
$00.00
Price Redacted
$43.00
Elsewhere