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2018 Grgich Hills Napa Zinfandel
2018 Grgich Hills Napa Zinfandel

Grgich Hills
2018 Zinfandel
, Napa Valley
Estate Grown

94 Points, Editors' Choice - Wine Enthusiast
92 Points - Wilfred Wong
90 Points - Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

Bold and berrylike, full-bodied and saturated with jammy blackberry and raspberry that coat the palate and give a luscious ripeness that keeps on giving.  Notes of stewed plums, Morello cherries and raspberry pie and spice, wild thyme and hoisin. The palate is laden with red and black berry layers, supported by chewy tannins and invigorating freshness, finishing long and peppery as you keep sipping.

Pairs beautifully with a wide array of dishes, such as sausage pizza, grilled shish-kabobs or roasted rack of lamb.

Vintage: The 2018 vintage was bountiful with cool, consistent temperatures and a timely rainfall for bud break in March and April. Harvest began in early October, and the grapes were of the highest quality.

Vineyard: Their 34-acre vineyard above Calistoga is the warmest of the five vineyards and the sole source of our Zinfandel. Its northeast exposure catches abundant morning sun but is shaded from the hot, late afternoon sun and combined with the vineyard’s gravelly loam soils, creates the perfect spot to grow this varietal. They farm all of their vineyards naturally, without artificial pesticides or herbicides, and they are certified organic.

Winemaker's Notes:
Alcohol: 14.9%
Fermentation: indigenous yeast
Harvest date: October 5-11, 2018
Sugar: 25.2% degrees Brix at Harvest
Bottling date: June 1, 2020
Release Date: Aug. 5, 2020
Total acid: 5.4 g/L
pH: 3.84
Time in oak: 18 months
Type of oak: French oak
Blend: 98% Zinfandel, 2% Petite Sirah

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