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Grgich Hills Zinfandel 2005

Grgich Hills Zinfandel 2005

Zinfandel from Napa Valley, California

Price: $52.99
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The 2010 vintage is available for: $34.99
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Item No. 92999
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1996
  • WE92
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Winemaker's Notes

Grgich Hills ages their Zinfandel in large oak casks so the flavors are well integrated but not overwhelmed by oak. The result is an irresistible mix of strawberries and raspberries with a hint of allspice that keeps evolving as the wine sits in the glass.

Nicely balanced between acidity and alcohol, this medium-bodied Zinfandel's forward fruit and soft tannins make it a great match with grilled meats, pizza and pastas with tomato sauce.

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SloeSwede - San Jose, CA (read all my reviews)

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(9/29/2010)
I couldn't tell whether the year or so since tasting a zin affected my impression but this really swallowed smoothly for me. I was less impressed with the rated Grgich fume blanc bought and tasted at the same time.
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Learn About Grgich Hills Map ItMap It

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 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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