Grgich Hills Estate

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.11438 ratings
9.1133 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
Michael Chelus

Black cherry, raspberry, cassis, blackberry, oak and hints of eucalyptus. Full-bodied and soft tannins.

Black cherry, raspberry, cassis, blackberry, oak and hints of eucalyptus. Full-bodied and soft tannins.

Jan 22nd, 2024
Michael Chelus

Black cherry, raspberry, cassis, blackberry, oak and hints of eucalyptus. Full-bodied and soft tannins.

Black cherry, raspberry, cassis, blackberry, oak and hints of eucalyptus. Full-bodied and soft tannins.

Jan 18th, 2024
Sipping Fine Wine

Blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot & 4% Cabernet Franc, deep Ruby with aromas of rich berry fruit, floral and slight spice. On the palate flavors of blackberry and blueberry with floral spice, warm vanilla oak and earthy cinnamon. Fine soft tannins, long finish ending with fruit, spice, vanilla oak and soft earthy notes, will still develop. A nice fillet mignon with mushroom gravy will go well.

Blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot & 4% Cabernet Franc, deep Ruby with aromas of rich berry fruit, floral and slight spice. On the palate flavors of blackberry and blueberry with floral spice, warm vanilla oak and earthy cinnamon. Fine soft tannins, long finish ending with fruit, spice, vanilla oak and soft earthy notes, will still develop. A nice fillet mignon with mushroom gravy will go well.

Aug 20th, 2023
Sipping Fine Wine

Blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot & 4% Cabernet Franc, deep Ruby with aromas of rich berry fruit, floral and slight spice. On the palate flavors of blackberry and blueberry with floral spice, warm vanilla oak and earthy cinnamon. Fine soft tannins, long finish ending with fruit, spice, vanilla oak and soft earthy notes, will still develop. A nice fillet mignon with mushroom gravy will go well.

Blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot & 4% Cabernet Franc, deep Ruby with aromas of rich berry fruit, floral and slight spice. On the palate flavors of blackberry and blueberry with floral spice, warm vanilla oak and earthy cinnamon. Fine soft tannins, long finish ending with fruit, spice, vanilla oak and soft earthy notes, will still develop. A nice fillet mignon with mushroom gravy will go well.

Jul 1st, 2023
Douglas Braun

2017-Vintage (out of 375ml) purple rim , Blackberry fruit , currants , cocoa powder, relatively soft tannins - good extraction

2017-Vintage (out of 375ml) purple rim , Blackberry fruit , currants , cocoa powder, relatively soft tannins - good extraction

Oct 16th, 2022
Kevin Arndt

Specialist Grand Vin Colorado

9.3

Tasted 8/21/2021
Drinking beautifully. Has aged with grace. I would say at its prime now. Great balance of fruit and secondary aromas. Oak has integrated and alcohol and acidity is spot on.

Tasted 8/21/2021
Drinking beautifully. Has aged with grace. I would say at its prime now. Great balance of fruit and secondary aromas. Oak has integrated and alcohol and acidity is spot on.

Aug 21st, 2021
Ryan Mullins

In a great spot with decades ahead. Blind I called it 2005 Pauillac

In a great spot with decades ahead. Blind I called it 2005 Pauillac

May 14th, 2019
Meg Herring

Would like to re visit this since we rushed a little through the end of our tasting. I forgot to take notes but I know I liked it!

Would like to re visit this since we rushed a little through the end of our tasting. I forgot to take notes but I know I liked it!

Nov 20th, 2018
Bill Bender

Dark grainy open knit fruit that was ready to roll on pop.

Dark grainy open knit fruit that was ready to roll on pop.

Jan 8th, 2018
Sipping Fine Wine

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! A blend including 12% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot & 4% Cabernet Franc, rich berry fruit aromas, slight menthol kick. On the palate blackberry & cherry, bits of cacao and cinnamon, soft fine tannins. Lingering finish ending with soft oaky notes. Was tight at tasting but opened up, needs more time.

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! A blend including 12% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot & 4% Cabernet Franc, rich berry fruit aromas, slight menthol kick. On the palate blackberry & cherry, bits of cacao and cinnamon, soft fine tannins. Lingering finish ending with soft oaky notes. Was tight at tasting but opened up, needs more time.

Sep 3rd, 2017