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Grgich Hills Fume Blanc 2010

  • 93 points, Wine & Spirits
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WineShopper Notes

You see it on restaurant wine lists, you enjoy it with friends and family at relaxing backyard get-togethers; in short, it's synonymous with the most relaxing part of your day. Grgich Hills' Napa Valley Fume Blanc has become one of those rare wine essentials because it’s just so good year after year. No surprise here, the 2010 is a beauty that’s all ripe and ready to go for spring. It’s Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc to please everyone, at a great price to please you!

--Kristin Balabanian, Senior Buyer

Critical Acclaim

93 Points
Wine & Spirits
"Farmed under biodynamics at Grgich's American Canyon and Carneros estate vineyards, this wine has the intensity of flavor that fruit can give at the peak of ripeness. The depth of that fruit flavor ranges from a tart pear skin to kumquat, both brisk and resonant. Its underlying earthiness parallels the structure of a classic Loire chenin: a sauvignon that's refreshing with river fish and big enough for foie gras."

Winemaker's Notes

The cool growing season produced crisp, yet rich, flavors of lychee, jalapeno and white pepper that are perfect with a wide range of food, including green salad topped by Chevre cheese, grilled seafood, and spicy Mexican or Asian cuisine.

Alcohol by Volume: 14.3%

About Grgich Hills

Mike Grgich first gained international recognition at the celebrated "Paris Tasting" of 1976 in which a panel of eminent French judges swirled, sniffed, and sipped an array of the fabled white Burgundies of France and a small sampling of upstart Chardonnays from the Napa Valley. When the results where in, the French judges were shocked: they had chosen Mike’s 1973 Montelena Chardonnay as the finest white wine in the world. Mon Dieu! The results stunned the international wine establishment and immediately earned Mike Grgich a reputation as one of the greatest winemakers in the world.

Today, in Grgich Hills' 30th year, they remain committed to creating richly flavored, distinctive wines from certified organic Napa Valley vineyards that are farmed biodynamically. By all accounts they have succeeded. The new release of Cabernet Sauvignon just received a whopping 94 rating from Wine & Spirits and the Wine News awarded "Chardonnay of the Year" honors to their 2004 vintage. These world renowned Estate grown wines from prime Napa Valley vineyards are unique, delicious, and allocated.