Grgich Hills Estate Grown Dry Sauvignon Blanc Fume Blanc Napa Valley
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83 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

(From 2005 Vintage) Grgich Hills Fumé Blanc is estate grown, meaning they control everything from the ground to the bottle. They feel this is essential to achieve the kind of quality, balance and consistency that is Grgich Hills' hallmark. The 2005 Fumé Blanc displays classic varietal flavors of grapefruit, lemongrass and a touch of minerality, a full mouth feel and long finish. This versatile, flavorful white wine is a great companion to a wide variety of food flavors and textures. "Here is a big, potent Fume tha...

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    Sharp at first open- needed to breath. Great balance to salty and buttery.

    6 months
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    Hint of Mango

    almost 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