Grgich Hills Estate

2013 Napa Valley Estate Grown Zinfandel

Zinfandel

California: Napa Valley

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$36.00
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Mission Briefing

Codename:

Zin it to win it

In 1976, Mike Grgich rocked the wine world by creating a California Chardonnay that beat out French Chardonnays in the now famous Judgment of Paris. The French were outraged, and Mike Grgich earned the respect of wine drinkers and critics, worldwide. Today, Mike continues to oversee the production of what has been heralded as “the finest wines in the world”.

We are very proud to be able to bring you the newest vintage of the fantastic Grgich Hills Estate Napa Valley Zinfandel.

With the exception of the 2010 vintage, we’ve featured every successive vintage of today’s wine, from the 2006 vintage to today’s Grgich Hills Estate 2013 Napa Valley Estate Grown Zinfandel. We must say that every vintage is unique - and special in its own right. This wine is rich, hearty, and very food friendly.

Today’s wine is serious and inviting on the nose, with aromas of plum, cherry bark, plum skin, black cherry, soft spice, candied cherry, and soft black pepper. Dark and rich on the palate, with flavors of stewed black fruit of plum, black cherry, and blackberry. Behind these, cocoa, spice box, dried black currant, dried fall leaves, bramble, and black pepper.

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 are perfect for wine grape growing. The region was established as a wine-growing region with its first commercial vineyard, which was planted in 1858.

Tasting Profile

Look:

Jolly Rancher cherry red, with just a touch of light haze at the heart of the wine. At the edges, this wine sparkles and glints in the light.

Smell:

Plum, cherry bark, plum skin, black cherry, soft spice, candied cherry and soft black pepper.

Taste:

Stewed black fruit of plum, black cherry, blackberry, cocoa, spice box, dried black currant, dried fall leaves, bramble and black pepper.

Finish:

Long, plush and gradually drying. At the end, dark fruits, cocoa, and spice persist at the edges of the palate.

Pairing:

Do you think we are going to recommend BBQ for this wine? Well, that would work great, but we recommend a more sophisticated pairing, like braised short ribs, served with a cheesy polenta or a pile of herbed couscous.

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
Ivo Jeramaz
Varietal
Zinfandel
Blend
97% Zinfandel
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3% Petite Sirah
Vintage
2013
Appellation
Napa Valley
Abv
15.0%
pH
3.81
TA
5.5g/L
Sugar
25 ̊ Brix (average)
Type of Oak
Large French oak casks
Time in oak
15 months
Fermentation
Indigenous yeast
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Pressed off skins early to retain fruit character
Harvest date
Sept. 26 - Oct. 8, 2013
Bottling date
March 31, 2015
Release date
October 2017
Production
6,557 cases

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Jan 08, 2019 at 11:59 pm
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