Original
135 Ratings
Grgich Hills Estate Grown Chardonnay Napa Valley

Wine Details

Varietal

Chardonnay

Style

White

Wine Description

(2005 Vintage) Since 1977, Grgich Hills has crafted a food-friendly Chardonnay with crispness and acidity to balance the wine's concentrated fruit. They do not allow the Chardonnay to undergo malolactic fermentation in order to preserve the beautiful acidity and intense fruit that they worked so hard to produce in the vineyard. This elegant Chardonnay has luscious aromas of baked pear, lychee nuts and wild honey with a full and rich mouthfeel and a long finish. The bright acidity and balance of oak and body m...

Expert Reviews
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  • Wine News
    (2006 Vintage)
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (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.
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (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 News
    (2005 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by The Wine News.
  • Wine Spectator
    (1996 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 07/31/98.