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 2004 Vintage) A younger and somewhat simpler version of the wine above, it shares its strong bent towards the green side of the spectrum, and with its convincing fruit, bright acidity and ability to age for a few years, it has every chance of catching up the 2003 version in very short order.
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 2004 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 162 on Dec-05
  • Wine & Spirits
    (From 2006 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 10/07
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 2006 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Advocate on 12/07
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (From 2006 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide