Grgich Hills Estate

Estate Grown Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.11081 ratings
9.1102 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.2

Deep garnet red with a touch of ruby. Lovely and aged nose with forest floor, mushrooms, a touch savory, earthiness, dark plums and a touch of crushed gravel. Well rounded and medium tannins (6/10). Rich with some age, layers of dark plums, bark, and a touch of gravel. Beautifully integrated and long finish. Drink till 2023.

Deep garnet red with a touch of ruby. Lovely and aged nose with forest floor, mushrooms, a touch savory, earthiness, dark plums and a touch of crushed gravel. Well rounded and medium tannins (6/10). Rich with some age, layers of dark plums, bark, and a touch of gravel. Beautifully integrated and long finish. Drink till 2023.

Oct 24th, 2017
@mtpete

Fresh as a daisy

Fresh as a daisy

Aug 31st, 2017
Charlie Abbott

Sommelier Casa Mono

9.3

Super tasty. Nice development, plush but not gaudily opulent. Cali done well

Super tasty. Nice development, plush but not gaudily opulent. Cali done well

Aug 18th, 2017
Scott Barber

Wine Educator Meadowood Napa Valley

9.0

If anyone knows Zinfandel it's Mike Grgich. A pretty b straight down the middle interpretation. Not flashy, just solid.

If anyone knows Zinfandel it's Mike Grgich. A pretty b straight down the middle interpretation. Not flashy, just solid.

Aug 2nd, 2017
Meg Maker

Wine Writer, Maker's Table

9.6

Clear deep ruby color with a fuchsia rim. The wine yields aromas of cassis, black and red cherry, and a whiff of herbs above bass notes of coffee. It smells like deep velvet. On the palate it's nimble and lithe, with supple savory dark fruits and beautifully ripe tannins lingering beneath brilliant acidity. The finish is bitter, like well-made coffee. Overall this wine feels spirited, both elegant and unencumbered. It's the best California Cabernet Sauvignon I've had in too long a while. 14.7% abv. | $60 | 91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot, 3% Cabernet Franc, 1% Merlot | 21 mos. in French oak (60% new) | certified organic and Biodynamic | sample

Clear deep ruby color with a fuchsia rim. The wine yields aromas of cassis, black and red cherry, and a whiff of herbs above bass notes of coffee. It smells like deep velvet. On the palate it's nimble and lithe, with supple savory dark fruits and beautifully ripe tannins lingering beneath brilliant acidity. The finish is bitter, like well-made coffee. Overall this wine feels spirited, both elegant and unencumbered. It's the best California Cabernet Sauvignon I've had in too long a while. 14.7% abv. | $60 | 91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot, 3% Cabernet Franc, 1% Merlot | 21 mos. in French oak (60% new) | certified organic and Biodynamic | sample

9 people found it helpfulMar 16th, 2014
Brett Ekern

This did not suck.

This did not suck.

7 people found it helpfulMay 5th, 2014
Stephanie Stoiloff

Johnny V's - SCW #46 🎂

Johnny V's - SCW #46 🎂

2 people found it helpfulAug 10th, 2014
Jonathan Marques

By far one of the best Cabernet Sauvignon I have ever tasted.

By far one of the best Cabernet Sauvignon I have ever tasted.

2 people found it helpfulJun 9th, 2013
Gordon Smouther

Excellent flavor when first opened but quickly became flat.

Excellent flavor when first opened but quickly became flat.

1 person found it helpfulJul 25th, 2015
Rafael Landestoy

Love Grgich the wine and the story of the man even more. Good juice.

Love Grgich the wine and the story of the man even more. Good juice.

1 person found it helpfulAug 31st, 2014