2012 Grgich Hills Zinfandel Napa

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Vintage: We enjoyed a wonderful vintage from start to finish in 2012. A gentle spring allowed

for textbook flowering and fruit set, followed by a long procession of warm, sunny days with no nasty heat spikes. Thanks to the excellent weather, the longer-than-average growing season produced wonderfully balanced and ripe grapes.

Vineyard: Our 34-acre vineyard above Calistoga is the warmest of our five vineyards and the sole source of our Zinfandel.  Its northeast exposure catches abundant morning sun but is shaded from the hot, late afternoon sun and combined with the vineyard’s gravelly loam soils, creates the perfect spot to grow this varietal.  We farm all of our vineyards naturally, without artificial pesticides or herbicides, and they are certified organic

Wine: We co-fermented the Zinfandel with a touch of Petite Sirah to add complexity and structure and then aged the wine in large oak casks, so the flavors are well integrated but not overwhelmed by oak. This food-friendly Zinfandel’s fresh flavors of ripe blackberries, black cherries and a hint of pepper on the long finish is the perfect match for grilled meats with barbecue sauce, sausage pizza and hearty pastas.



Alcohol: 15.5% by volume

Fermentation: indigenous yeast; pressed off skins early to retain fruit character

Harvest date: October 3-20, 2012

Sugar: 26.7 ? Brix (average)

Bottling date: January 22-28, 2014

Release date: March 2016

Total acid: 5.5 g/L

pH: 3.88

Time in oak: 15 months

Type of oak: large French oak casks

Production: 8,304 cases (12/750 ml.)

Blend: 98% Zinfandel, 2% Petite Sirah



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  • List Price: $42.00

  • Sale Price: $36.96

Quantity in Stock: 7

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