Grgich Hills Napa Chardonnay - Wineseeker
$97.80

Grgich Hills Napa Chardonnay

Winemaker Notes

Vintage: The growing season started out with warm temperatures in the late winter and early spring, triggering early bud break. Colder temperatures in May slowed grape development which, coupled with the fourth year of drought, resulted in fewer grapes in 2015. The harvest was one of our earliest in memory with berries smaller than usual but packed with flavour and colour.

Vineyard: Our Chardonnay thrives in our American Canyon and Carneros vineyards at the southern tip of Napa Valley, near San Pablo Bay, which spills into the San Francisco Bay. The cool maritime breezes and morning fog allow the grapes to slowly ripen to develop complex flavours while maintaining a bright, natural acidity. We farm all of our vineyards naturally, without artificial pesticides or herbicides, and they are certified organic.

The Wine: Our estate Napa Valley Chardonnay is the quintessential representation of Miljenko "Mike" Grgich in a glass. This wine exudes a lively bouquet of freshly squeezed citrus and delicate floral notes. The palate reveals rich flavours of Fuji apples, a hint of ripe pear and stone fruit, progressing seamlessly to a long, elegant finish. The Chardonnay's beautifully balanced acidity makes this a perfect wine for ageing in your cellar and delicious now for your next dinner party. Enjoy with herb-crusted pork ribs, grilled chicken, Caesar salad or poached salmon.

Miljenko “Mike” Grgich first gained international recognition at the celebrated “Paris Tasting” of 1976. Then, in a now-historic blind tasting, a panel of eminent French judges swirled, sniffed, and sipped an array of the fabled white Burgundies of France and a small sampling of upstart Chardonnays from the Napa Valley. When their scores were tallied, the French judges were shocked: they had chosen the 1973 Chateau Montelena Chardonnay, crafted by Mike Grgich, as the finest white wine in the world. Mon Dieu! The results stunned the international wine establishment and immediately earned Mike a reputation as one of the greatest winemakers in the world.

Region
  • USA
Style
  • White Wine
Varietal
  • Chardonnay

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