Grgich Hills Zinfandel 1999

Zinfandel from Sonoma County, California

$34.99
Item No. 50252
  • red wine
  • WS89
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1996
  • WE92

Winemaker's Notes

The Grgich Hills Zinfandel, which normally carries a "Sonoma County" appellation, is a little different this year. Due to the acquisition of some prime Napa Valley Zinfandel grapes from the Calistoga region, we were able to produce a 50/50 blend of two counties. Not only is it a different appellation, but you will also notice a change in the label. A late harvest in 1998 produced highly-extracted wines with concentrated, yet elegant, fruit flavors. These conditions resulted in an enticing Zinfandel with great balance and depth. All of the desired elements are there in perfect harmony; delicious, clean, fruity flavors of red currants and ripe berries, a touch of oak and a long, warm, comforting finish. Try this one with your favorite pasta dish.

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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 Sonoma County

Twice as large as Napa in size, Sonoma County only makes about a half the amount of wine as her northeasterly neighbor. But Sonoma, with her size, is able to vouch for more diversity within her borders, including sub-AVAs that are climatically varied. The atmosphere of Sonoma is decidedly laid back and down home country style. But in wines, they are keeping up with the...

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Learn About Zinfandel

Zinfandel(ZIN-fahn-dell) American Grape Zinfandel the American - or Californian - grape. Although it's not from America (Croatia has been named its origin), it does seem quite at home in the vineyards of California. During Prohibition, many Zinfandel vines survived as the high-yielding grape was popular both for home winemaking and communion wine, which is...

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