Grgich Hills Merlot 2001

Merlot from Napa Valley, California

Item No. 84242
  • red wine
  • collectible wine
  • Green wine
  • WE91
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Winemaker's Notes

This is a wine you have to try! It is our third release of Merlot, lovely in color and with a nose rich in cassis, cherry, rose petals, and a touch of cedar. In the mouth it is full of flavor, with hints of cherry, strawberry, chocolate, black pepper and cinnamon. Crisp tannins make for a satisfying finish. One of the many things we love about this Merlot is its versatility. Sip it happily on a summer evening or, even better, enjoy it with a rack of lamb grilled with fresh rosemary or a pork roast enlivened by fresh plums or mango chutney.

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Mike Grgich first gained international recognition at the celebrated Paris Tasting of 1976 in which a panel of eminent French judges swirled, sniffed, and sipped an array of the fabled white Burgundies of France and a small sampling of upstart Chardonnays from the Napa Valley. When the results where in, the French judges were shocked: they had chosen Mike"s 1973 Montelena...

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Learn About Napa Valley

It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard...

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Learn About Merlot

Merlot(mehr-LOW) No second fiddle Merlot is coming back into its own. High popularity led to mass production, which then led to a backlash towards the variety (remember Miles in Sideways?). But passionate Merlot producers, and of course the right bank of Bordeaux, continued to produce quality versions of this grape. Merlot remains the principle grape of top chateaux in St...

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