90 Ratings
Grgich Hills Estate Grown Dry Sauvignon Blanc Fume Blanc Napa Valley
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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

The wine's mouth-watering acidity and elegant flavors of tropical fruit, lemon grass and a touch of mineral at the end of the long finish.

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    full mouth (especially with a swirl for 3 min!) yet not oak or butter or minerals; long finish; very nice! (elegant tropical fruit and lemon grass)

    over 3 years
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    Dry yet lots going on. Great fondue wine!

    over 4 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1999 Vintage) Rating: 85/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/01/02
  • 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
  • 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