Grgich Hills Estate Estate Grown Napa Valley Merlot 2012

Ratings on Delectable

Christine Havens Delectable Pro

I had the pleasure of interviewing Ivo Jeramaz on my last visit to Napa Valley. He's the nephew of winemaking legend, Mike Grgich and has taken the lead in much of the wineries day-to-day operations along with Mike's daughter, Violet. Ivo is a quiet and thoughtful in his speech—and his wines seem to reflect this. The 2012 Merlot is carmine-hued, and is more transparent than most Merlot I've encountered from Napa Valley. It possesses a kind of quiet restraint and lovely finesse with nuanced aromas of red currant, pie cherries, dried herbs and underbrush intertwining fine tannins a tart acidity. 14.0% ABV | Sample

I had the pleasure of interviewing Ivo Jeramaz on my last visit to Napa Valley. He's the nephew of winemaking legend, Mike Grgich and has taken the lead in much of the wineries day-to-day operations along with Mike's daughter, Violet. Ivo is a quiet and thoughtful in his speech—and his wines seem to reflect this. The 2012 Merlot is carmine-hued, and is more transparent than most Merlot I've encountered from Napa Valley. It possesses a kind of quiet restraint and lovely finesse with nuanced aromas of red currant, pie cherries, dried herbs and underbrush intertwining fine tannins a tart acidity. 14.0% ABV | Sample

9.0

Tom & Lois Kelly

Aroma outstanding: dark fruit, tobacco, leather - not overly fruity. From the initial attack through finish this wine was seamlessly balanced. 20 second finish at a minimum. Still has another 8 to 10 years but terrific right now. Excellent choice.

Aroma outstanding: dark fruit, tobacco, leather - not overly fruity. From the initial attack through finish this wine was seamlessly balanced. 20 second finish at a minimum. Still has another 8 to 10 years but terrific right now. Excellent choice.

9.3

Frank Bragg

Quiet night at home. Spaghetti & laundry night. Grgich Hills Zin - a classic!

Quiet night at home. Spaghetti & laundry night. Grgich Hills Zin - a classic!

9.1

Neil Valenzuela

Deep rich purple, strawberries, licorice, coffee- smooth with a nice dry finish.

Deep rich purple, strawberries, licorice, coffee- smooth with a nice dry finish.

8.8

Mono Head

Just opened bottle so needs to breath a little. Dark, oaky, full body. Good. But not super smooth. I like it.

Just opened bottle so needs to breath a little. Dark, oaky, full body. Good. But not super smooth. I like it.

8.9

Flora Bokma

A very nice merlot. Lightly beefy. But still tasting a little green. Would benefit from a little more time in the bottle.

A very nice merlot. Lightly beefy. But still tasting a little green. Would benefit from a little more time in the bottle.

8.9

Natalie Griffin

5% cab, 95% merlot. Very good

5% cab, 95% merlot. Very good

9.4

Greg Nivens

In honor of my buddies. Honeymoon.....great flavors, rich, deep - beyond a regular Ca Cab.

In honor of my buddies. Honeymoon.....great flavors, rich, deep - beyond a regular Ca Cab.

9.2

ron kraus

Will get you drunk and I really do love it

Will get you drunk and I really do love it

9.2

A

Si beve che è un piacere, morbido, aromatico e ben equilibrato.

Si beve che è un piacere, morbido, aromatico e ben equilibrato.

9.0

Location

  • 2 New Montgomery St.
    San Francisco, CA 94105

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