Bottle Notes, Sauvignon Blanc

2013 Grgich Hills Estate Fumé Blanc – Bottle Notes

Grgich Hills Estate, in Rutherford, in the Napa Valley, was founded in 1977 by Mike Grgich. Grgich earned fame in 1976 when the Chardonnay he produced as winemaker at Chateau Montelena won first prize among white wines at the now famous Paris Wine Tasting. The estate has 366 acres of vineyards in American Canyon, Carneros, Yountville, Rutherford and Calistoga and is still best known for its Chardonnays, which consistently earn accolades from wine critics. Grgich also makes Fume Blanc, Zinfandel, Merlot, Petite Sirah, Cabernet Sauvignon and dessert wines.

Light straw in color. 14.1% ABV. Lemongrass, citrus and minerals on the nose. Very dry and crisp with medium acidity. Lemon, grapefruit, spice and just a hint of vanilla on the palate. The finish is long and spicy. Definitely a wine that would compliment something like Thai food. Drink over the next several years.

My rating: 90 points.

$30 at the winery and retail.

Grgich Hills is one of Napa’s iconic wineries. Consider stopping by when you next visit Napa Valley.

This review was based on sample provided by the winery.

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