Grgich Hills Estate

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.11398 ratings
9.1128 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
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
@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
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