1998 Grgich Hills Estate Grown Dry Sauvignon Blanc Fume Blanc Napa Valley
80 Ratings
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80 Ratings
1998 Grgich Hills Estate Grown Dry Sauvignon Blanc Fume Blanc Napa Valley

Wine Description

(From 2012 Vintage) Aroma: Apricot, peach, ripe melon, guava, pear, orange, pineapple, pink grapefruit, yellow bell pepper, oak. Palate: Grapefruit, apple, melon, citrus, lemon grass, pepper, grassy, chewy, bold, great acidity & minerality, well balanced. Finish: Hint of grapefruit, lemon pie, passion fruit, strawberry, spice, tart, dry, crisp, well done, beautiful.

Winemaker's Notes

What an amazingly versatile wine! Clean, fresh, and fruity, this Fumé Blanc is a great choice when you simply want to enjoy a perfectly chilled glass of white wine. However, it is equally good as a companion with food due to its delicate and undemanding nature. The 1998 vintage may be a little less herbaceous and a little more fruity than usual, but you will recognize it as a classic Grgich Hills Sauvignon Blanc. It has a very delicate perfume of wildflowers in the glass, followed by long, linge...

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What an amazingly versatile wine! Clean, fresh, and fruity, this Fumé Blanc is a great choice when you simply want to enjoy a perfectly chilled glass of white wine. However, it is equally good as a companion with food due to its delicate and undemanding nature. The 1998 vintage may be a little less herbaceous and a little more fruity than usual, but you will recognize it as a classic Grgich Hills Sauvignon Blanc. It has a very delicate perfume of wildflowers in the glass, followed by long, linge...

Expert Reviews
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  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (From 2005 Vintage) Here is a big, potent Fume that is rife with both very deep fruit and loads of varietal herbs, and its generous mix of melons and grass is framed with very evident oak. Full and close to oily in feel, it has the weight and richness of Chardonnay but is solidly and unmistakably Sauvignon Blanc from beginning to end. There will no doubt be those who think it too much of a good thing, but it will never be accused of timidity, and it will stand up to appropriately full-flavored foods. And, for those ...
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 2005 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1997 Vintage)
  • Wine & Spirits
    (From 2006 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 10/07
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 2006 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 8/07