Grgich Hills Chardonnay - Napa Valley, California

$34.99

Winemaker's Notes
Fresh citrus and juicy peach, rounded out with rich, warm vanilla flavors and a touch of minerality that are perfect partners for fresh seafood, roasted chicken, grilled pork, and creamy cheeses.

 

Connoisseurs Guide
  The Chardonnays of Grgich Hills are rarely, if ever, wines that trade on high ripeness and richness, but this very lean, nearly wiry young wine flirts with suggestions of greenness and proves to be very tight-fisted at this point. While we like its freshness and its hard-to-miss vibrancy, we would be happier if it were a little more outgoing in fruit, but given the winery's track record for slow-to-unfold, long-aging white wines, we are willing to set this one aside for several years.    (5/2014)


Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
  Bright medium yellow. Aromas of mango, stone and soft citrus fruits and vanillin oak. Round, peachy and ripe but with brisk acidity and underlying minerality giving the mid-palate a juicy firmness. Silky, elegant wine with a solid citrussy spine. Today the 2012 Fume Blanc seems thicker--no doubt a function of the fleshier 2012 vintage.    (5/2014)


Wine Enthusiast
  This Chardonnay, which comes from the winery’s American Canyon and Carneros vineyards, shows modest alcohol levels. Oak brings toastiness, while malolactic fermentation was avoided to preserve acidity. Flavors veer towards lemon, lime and grapefruit, with riper note of mangoes. It’s a dry, elegant wine for drinking now.    (5/2014)


Wine Spectator
  Tight and Chablis-like, with a core of lime, grapefruit and flinty green apple notes. Cleansing on the finish. Drink now through 2020.    (5/2014)

PRODUCT CODE:8-15-2100


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