Grgich Hills Estate
2013 Napa Valley Fume Blanc
California: Napa Valley
Best in Class
The harbinger of spring celebrations, front porch sipping, casual BBQs and elegant soirees is here!
I am thrilled to present to you the fresh, delicious, best in class Grgich Hills Estate 2013 Napa Valley Fume Blanc. This wine is a festive, food-fantastic treat that we here at HQ are just crazy about.
Mike Grgich, whose namesake winery made today’s amazing wine, turned 93 just a few days ago. We’re celebrating his remarkable life and the undeniable influence that he’s had on the American wine business.
Mike’s wines are always remarkably superb and today’s shows just how well his commitment to quality is upheld by his winemaking team. A team which, incidentally, is headed my Mike’s nephew, Ivo Jeramaz. Ivo is one of the best winemakers we’ve ever had the pleasure to get to know. He’s also one of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet.
Aromas are so lush and so fragrant that moving on to actually tasting this wine is difficult. Aromas include Meyer lemon, pineapple golden apple, fresh cut grass, dried hay and flinty mineral.
Flavors are abundant and dense, with Meyer lemon, kafir lime, orange blossom, white peach, dried apricot, lemongrass, pineapple and a hint of subtle white spice.
Don’t miss out on this truly fabulous springtime delight. We love, love, love it - and know that you will, too.
Light golden yellow, with glinting edges and perfect clarity. Wine coats the glass after a good swirl, leaving behind slow-moving tears that move very slowly down the glass.
Meyer lemon, pineapple golden apple, fresh cut grass, dried hay and flinty mineral.
Meyer lemon, kafir lime, orange blossom, white peach, dried apricot, lemongrass, pineapple and a hint of subtle white spice.
This incredibly elegant wine is soft and round on entry, then super fine tannins introduce a bit of dryness at the edges of the palate. This effect is particularly pronounced as the wine warms just a tad.
Enjoy this very flexible wine with fish, fowl, fruits and cheeses. We’ll enjoy ours before a springtime cookout with a variety of appetizers.
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, 80% 900-gallon casks
- 13,844 cases