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Grgich Hills Estate Grown Chardonnay Napa Valley
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Wine Details

Varietal

Chardonnay

Style

White

Wine Description

(From 2012 Vintage) From cool American Canyon and Carneros vineyards in the southern tip of Napa Valley, this classically styled wine that doesn’t undergo malolactic fermentation, preserving its natural acidity. Fermented and aged 10 months in French oak.

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2010 Vintage) Straw-yellow. Musky peach, tropical fruits and a hint of soft citrus fruit, with complicating notes of flinty minerality and smoky, vanillin oak. Broad and rich on the palate, with chewy flavors of white peach, ripe lemon and stone. Finishes tactile and dry, with a light touch.

Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1996 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 07/31/98.
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (From 2003 Vintage) The Grgich bent towards high-acid winemaking is represented here in unmistakable glory. The wine has a rich, fresh apple and creme brulee nose of medium volume, and its entry to the palate is rounded ...
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 2002 Vintage) Rating: 76/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 03/31/05
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (From 2007 Vintage) The dry, woody, almost ashy first notes in this wine's aromas are joined by just enough ripe apple fruit to keep things near to the expected track, and the wine's early flavors on the palate repeat the favor. In the finish, however, the wine runs into bothersome sharp and sour elements and falls apart.
  • Wine News
    (From 2005 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by The Wine News.