Grgich Hills Estate Zinfandel (375ML half-bottle) 2018
This classic Zinfandel exhibits lush, fruit-forward aromas of cherry, raspberry and candied orange with savory undertones of sandalwood and sweet licorice. On the palate, notes of juicy blood orange, plum and ripe fig lead into vivacious tannins on the mid-palate with vibrant acidity. This Zinfandel’s balanced and elegant structure promises a long, graceful aging potential. COMMENTARY: The 2018 Grgich Hills Estate deftly combines power and style. TASTING NOTES: This wine brings ripe berries and a suggestion of oak to the fore. Enjoy it with grilled lamb topped with aged blue cheese. (Tasted: November 16, 2020, San Francisco, CA) Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, the 2018 Zinfandel charges out of the gate with notes of stewed plums, Morello cherries and raspberry pie plus suggestions of Indian spices, wild thyme and hoisin. The medium-bodied palate is laden with red and black berry layers, supported by chewy tannins and invigorating freshness, finishing long and peppery.