United States → California → Rutherford
esbrown reviewed Grgich Hills Napa Valley Merlot 2002 on November 28, 2005
Even in the glass this wine looks juicy, with a pleasant dark garnet rim that fades to depth of violet and then purple. The nose is pleasantly fruity, with hints of blackberries and chocolate mixed with a certain cinnamon spice character. Fleshy and supple on the palate, with more of the chocolate and spice, but also black plums, blackberries and anise. Long and chewy tannins provide more spice to the mix. This wine is excellent now but will also improve with time.