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Grgich Hills Estate Napa-Sonoma Zinfandel 1998

Zinfandel from California
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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 Chardonnay as the finest white wine in the world. Mon Dieu! The results stunned the international wine establishment and immediately earned Mike Grgich a reputation as one of the greatest winemakers in the world.

Today, Grgich remains committed to making distinctive wines with quality, consistency and longevity. Grgich is proud that world leaders such as Presidents Reagan and Clinton, Queen Elizabeth II and French President François Mitterrand chose our wines to serve at state dinners, but are just as proud that every single day discriminating wine drinkers count on Grgich Hills to turn their own dinners into special occasions.

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