Grgich Hills Estate
2012 Napa Valley Fume Blanc
Sauvignon Blanc •Estate Vineyard
California: Napa Valley
Today’s 2012 Napa Valley Fume Blanc is yet another stunner from our friends at Grgich Hills Estate. It takes a pretty fantastic wine to drive our tasting panel to ask for a second taste, and today’s Fume was just that good.
At our tasting panel, we light-heartedly described today’s offering as Springtime in a Glass. We loved this wine’s delicious fresh notes of white fruit, flower petals, and a touch of honey. The finish has a lovely pop of acidity paired with subtle undercurrent of oaky creaminess, resulting in an overwhelmingly elegant mouthfeel, and a wine that is a perfect accompaniment to a summer picnic.
Grgich holds their releases until they are ready, so today’s offering is at its peak. Don’t miss out on this stellar white wine!
Pale gold throughout the glass, reminiscent of rays of morning sunshine.
Bright and fresh, with clear aromas of spring leaping from the glass. Notes of white peach, apricot, and fresh pear are paired with white floral notes, lavender, and grapefruit zest.
Very well balanced on the palate, with Meyer lemon, lime flower, and fresh grapefruit elegantly laid overtop slight toasty oak, buttery brioche, honeysuckle, lemongrass, and a hint of lilac.
Absolutely delightful on the finish, with a bright acidity that makes this wine a perfect pairing for a warm spring day. The acidity is paired with just a touch of oaky creaminess to create a very elegant mouthfeel.
A refreshing springtime meal of pasta with peas, asparagus, butter lettuce, and prosciutto.
What the Winery Says
- Ivo Jeramaz
- 91 Points - Wine Review Online
- Napa Valley, California
- Estate Vineyard
- Fruit Variety
- 100% Sauvignon Blanc