2008 Grgich Hills Estate Grown Dry Sauvignon Blanc Fume Blanc Napa Valley
80 Ratings
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80 Ratings
2008 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

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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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)

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

    about 4 years
Expert Reviews
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  • 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 ...
  • Robert Parker
    (From 2006 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (From 2006 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 2006 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Advocate on 12/07
  • Wine & Spirits
    (From 2006 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 10/07