Grgich Hills Estate

Estate Grown Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.277 ratings
9.111 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Sipping Fine Wine

Saw an ‘06 on a wine list and grabbed this 12 year-old beauty. Mike Grgich 1st gained international recognition at the celebrated "Paris Tasting" of '76 where a panel of eminent French judges were shocked they chose Mike’s '73 Montelena Chard as the finest white wine in the world! Elegant, rich berry fruit aromas, licorice notes. On the palate blackberry & cherry, bits of cacao and cinnamon, soft fine tannins. Lingering finish ending with soft oaky notes. Opened quickly and drank beautifully.

Saw an ‘06 on a wine list and grabbed this 12 year-old beauty. Mike Grgich 1st gained international recognition at the celebrated "Paris Tasting" of '76 where a panel of eminent French judges were shocked they chose Mike’s '73 Montelena Chard as the finest white wine in the world! Elegant, rich berry fruit aromas, licorice notes. On the palate blackberry & cherry, bits of cacao and cinnamon, soft fine tannins. Lingering finish ending with soft oaky notes. Opened quickly and drank beautifully.

Aug 2nd, 2018
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
Jamie Franklin

Clear dark Ruby color and full bodied with acid. Clean medium intensity nose with dark berry, oak and alcohol notes. Restrained dark berry, earth and tar notes on the palate leading to a smooth peppery finish with fine tannins. Still a big delicious Cabernet, but most likely close to the ends of it's best drinking window, as the fruit notes are receding. Began opening up after a 60 minute decant.

Clear dark Ruby color and full bodied with acid. Clean medium intensity nose with dark berry, oak and alcohol notes. Restrained dark berry, earth and tar notes on the palate leading to a smooth peppery finish with fine tannins. Still a big delicious Cabernet, but most likely close to the ends of it's best drinking window, as the fruit notes are receding. Began opening up after a 60 minute decant.

1 person found it helpfulJun 16th, 2018
Kristie Tacey

2006 Biodynamic, lots of complexity! Plum, blackberry, graphite, eucalyptus, cigar box and plum on pallet, smooth tannins, nice acidity

2006 Biodynamic, lots of complexity! Plum, blackberry, graphite, eucalyptus, cigar box and plum on pallet, smooth tannins, nice acidity

May 6th, 2017
Bryan Lazorik

Perfect for the big steaks tonight! And a great year!

Perfect for the big steaks tonight! And a great year!

Sep 29th, 2018
Anna Sangiacomo

Magnum~ A truly excellent Cabernet Savingion, for the price.

Magnum~ A truly excellent Cabernet Savingion, for the price.

Jan 8th, 2017
Brian Broxson

Sous vide lamb chops with some excellent wine.

Sous vide lamb chops with some excellent wine.

Nov 7th, 2016
Doug Cranmer

Nice and earthy on the back, slightly soft (surprisingly) on the front. Chunky, tobacco, leather and burnt black cherry. Good value with Grgich releasing some 2006 now for the same price as the current release (2012); hopefully your merchant does price it similarly.

Nice and earthy on the back, slightly soft (surprisingly) on the front. Chunky, tobacco, leather and burnt black cherry. Good value with Grgich releasing some 2006 now for the same price as the current release (2012); hopefully your merchant does price it similarly.

Jul 25th, 2016
Brian Dosal

Drinking great now. Earthy, well balanced. Just awesome

Drinking great now. Earthy, well balanced. Just awesome

Mar 5th, 2016
John Ruvolo

You could wash down your porterhouse with something else but why would you?

You could wash down your porterhouse with something else but why would you?

Feb 11th, 2016