Grgich Hills Estate Estate Grown Napa Valley Merlot 2012

8.930 ratings on Delectable

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

Sipping Fine Wine

A bit (2%) of Petite Sirah is added to enhance the wines complexity. Dark, almost black with flavorful aromas of berry fruits and zingy spices. On the palate blackberry and cherry flavors with pepper spice and a touch of honey. Soft tannins, drying on the finish ending with some oak. Nice!

A bit (2%) of Petite Sirah is added to enhance the wines complexity. Dark, almost black with flavorful aromas of berry fruits and zingy spices. On the palate blackberry and cherry flavors with pepper spice and a touch of honey. Soft tannins, drying on the finish ending with some oak. Nice!

9.0

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

Jeff Ryan

Let it breath

Let it breath

9.1

Location

  • 2 New Montgomery St.
    San Francisco, CA 94105

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