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249 Ratings
Grgich Hills Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

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Red-ruby. Plum, smoke, tobacco, earth and menthol on the nose, with a lightly vegetal aspect. Then moderately dense and tightly wound, with a distinctly herbal quality to the red fruit and tobacco fla...

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    Our Yountville vineyard, which we began farming biodynamically in 2003, supplies the main body of our Napa Valley blend. Nicely balanced between fruit and tannin, this elegant wine is rich with aromas of black cherry, crushed rose petals and cocoa powder. This full bodied wine goes well with roasted meats, grilled Portobello mushrooms or a firm cow's milk cheese such as Edam or Gouda. An early spring and a warm summer created perfect growing conditions for one of the earliest harvests we've had in 10 years. This produced a small crop of fully-ripe grapes with wonderful concentration and deep flavors. The Cabernet from our Yountville vineyard is the Inglenook clone on St. George rootstock. These dry farmed vines have pushed their roots deep into the rocky soil, which creates intensely flavored grapes. Our organically grown Rutherford and Calistoga vineyards also contribute to the blend to create a true Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. "Garnet hue with a feathered rim. Rich aromas of German chocolate cake, blueberry and oak. Layers of flavors emitting dark chocolate, black cherry, allspice and licorice. Youthful finish with hints of peppery new oak and clove." 94 Points Wine News

    about 9 years
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    fabulous. ripe cherries currents and smoky chocolate. a little oak and tannin. we give it a 10

    over 10 years
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    almost 9 years
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    about 7 years
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    Red-ruby. Plum, smoke, tobacco, earth and menthol on the nose, with a lightly vegetal aspect. Then moderately dense and tightly wound, with a distinctly herbal quality to the red fruit and tobacco fla...