Grgich Hills Estate

2016 Grgich Hills Estate Fume Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc •Estate Vineyard

California: Napa Valley

Offer Expired:Aug 15, 2019 at 11:59 pm
$36.00
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Mission Briefing

Codename:

900 Gallon Gorilla

We’ve been featuring the wines of Grgich Hills Estate for a decade, now. In that time, we’ve been fortunate to have been given access to some of their most sought-after wines. We’ve been consistently impressed with their Cabernet, Merlot and Zinfandel offerings, but their Fume Blanc has always been near and dear to us. Whether you’re looking for a wine that pairs with nearly everything or you just want an elegant party wine to impress your friends, today’s wine is certain to please and impress.

Our recent tasting panel went nutty bonkers for today’s bright, delicious and food-fabulous Grgich Hills Estate 2016 Grgich Hills Estate Fume Blanc. This wine might just be your favorite white wine this Springtime. Just be sure to stock up for Summer, so it can be your favorite again! White wine lovers rejoice!

Glinting with golden straw hues with gemlike clarity throughout. At first inhalation, this wine and your nose are sure to become best friends. In fact, we could not stop simply inhaling the myriad of lush, pleasing aromas. You’ll experience fresh lemongrass, honeysuckle flowers, Meyer lemon, tangerine peel, subtle white spice and a hint of flinty minerality. Are you ready for your nose to be jealous of your mouth? It’ll be love at first sip, as your first sip sends a cascade of plump, juicy flavors across the palate. Here, you’ll taste flavors of tropical pineapple, yellow mango, and kafir lime. These are followed by lemongrass, flinty minerals, quince and a hint of white spice at the end. After a soft and creamy entry, flavors settle onto the palate - where they stick around for a very long time, eventually releasing all of the fruit flavors, and culminating in a softly white-spiced conclusion. Flexibility is the name of the game with this gem. We’ll be enjoying ours with grilled trout, summer appetizers, fruit and cheese plates, lamb kabobs… The list, like the finish, goes on and on.

The Napa Valley AVA (American Viticultural Area) is located in Napa County, California, United States. Napa Valley is considered one of the foremost wine regions in the world. Wine grapes thrive here, due to the combination of geography, the Mediterranean climate, and geology of the region, which are perfect for wine grape growing. The region was established as a wine-growing region with its first commercial vineyard, which was planted in 1858.

Tasting Profile

Look:

Glinting with golden straw hues with gemlike clarity throughout.

Smell:

Fresh lemongrass, honeysuckle flowers, Meyer lemon, tangerine peel, subtle white spice and a hint of flinty minerality.

Taste:

Tropical pineapple, yellow mango, and kafir lime. These are followed by lemongrass, flinty minerals, quince and a hint of white spice at the end.

Finish:

After a soft and creamy entry, flavors settle onto the palate - where they stick around for a very long time, eventually releasing all of the fruit flavors, and culminating in a softly white-spiced conclusion.

Pairing:

Enjoy this flexible wine with grilled trout, summer appetizers, fruit and cheese plates, lamb kabobs… The list, like the finish, goes on and on.

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
Ivo Jeramaz
Varietal
100% Sauvignon Blanc
Vintage
2016
Appellation
Napa Valley
Abv
13.5%
pH
3.10
TA
7.5g/L
Sugar
22.5 ̊ Brix (average)
Type of Oak
French oak 20% neutral barrels 80% 900-gallon casks
Time in oak
6 months on lees in neutral barrels
Fermentation
Indigenous yeast

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Aug 15, 2019 at 11:59 pm
$36.00
Avg. Price
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