Grgich Hills Estate
2013 Estate grown Napa Valley Fume' Blanc
California: Napa Valley
We’ve been showcasing wines from Grgich Hills Estate since 2007. In fact, we’ve featured them more times than most other wineries that we closely follow. We return to them again and again because their wines are that great.
And, speaking of great, we have what is the very best white wine we’ve ever tasted from this winery, the absolutely stupendous Grgich Hills Estate 2013 Estate grown Napa Valley Fumé Blanc .
This 92 point wine (Wine & Spirits Magazine) was the unanimous hit of our recent tasting panel, with each panel member oohing and ahhing over it. The entire panel agreed that this wine shows beautiful balance, deliciously distinctive flavors, and aromas that encourage deep inhalations. To top it off, this wine is one of the most flexible and food friendly whites that we’ve tasted around here in quite a while.
We are thrilled to offer this wine to you with our very boldest recommendation.
Light straw yellow with brilliant clarity and glinting highlights that catch the light when swirled.
Meyer lemon, pineapple, lime flower, toasted cedar, guava, Asian pear and green melon with subtle savory dried herbs, powdered sugar and toasty vanilla oak.
Lemon curd, Meyer lemon, lemon zest, passion fruit, star fruit, pineapple, lemongrass, and cedar with very subtle hints of flint and white pepper at the very end.
Long, fresh and bright with fruit flavors that go on and on forever.
The winery nails it when they recommend that you try this wine with grilled fish or a spicy meal. We’ll try ours with a spicy Thai seafood dish!
What the Winery Says
- Ivo Jeramaz
- 100% Sauvignon Blanc
- Harvest date
- Aug. 31 - Sept. 7, 2013
- 23.3 ̊ Brix (average)
- Bottling date
- March 2014
- Release date
- February 2015
- Total acid
- 7.4 g/L
- 6 months on lees
- 20% neutral French oak
- 13,844 cases