Grgich Hills Estate

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.219 ratings
9.01 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
Ezekiel Hampton

Soft creamy tannins. Still has a lot of big fruit...tart cherry, cola spice, still get woody tannins and vanilla, which I'm assuming is from oak. I am enjoying it!

Soft creamy tannins. Still has a lot of big fruit...tart cherry, cola spice, still get woody tannins and vanilla, which I'm assuming is from oak. I am enjoying it!

Oct 17th, 2015
Bernie Tenenbaum

What a vintage Cab should be.

What a vintage Cab should be.

Dec 21st, 2019
Junaid Mohiuddin

Chewy, easy, brownish goodness

Chewy, easy, brownish goodness

Jun 25th, 2017
Jim McCusker

Decided to see how some of the older wines in the cellar were faring...and was pleasantly surprised by this 1997 Grgich Hills cab. Still retaining a nice red-garnet color, the nose is classic CA cabernet. Much more fruit prevalent than I was expecting, the wine has aromas of dried cassis, leather, allspice, and hints of tar. Still well balanced on the palate, with impressive persistence through the mid-palate. The finish was a little drying, but for a nearly 19-year-old CA cab, this is pretty impressive stuff!

Decided to see how some of the older wines in the cellar were faring...and was pleasantly surprised by this 1997 Grgich Hills cab. Still retaining a nice red-garnet color, the nose is classic CA cabernet. Much more fruit prevalent than I was expecting, the wine has aromas of dried cassis, leather, allspice, and hints of tar. Still well balanced on the palate, with impressive persistence through the mid-palate. The finish was a little drying, but for a nearly 19-year-old CA cab, this is pretty impressive stuff!

Jul 27th, 2016
Ryo Hayashi

1997のガーギッチは熟成感があり、バランスもよく美味!ラベルはなんとも白黒。ただし、期待していた程でも無かったw

1997のガーギッチは熟成感があり、バランスもよく美味!ラベルはなんとも白黒。ただし、期待していた程でも無かったw

Feb 29th, 2016
Jared O'Connell

Still some fruit in this well aged Napa cab. After decanting for about 1 hour this was quite pleasant. It wasn't as peppery and lacked some of the upfront attack expected, probably due to its extended age, but it was still a solid and enjoyable, well aged Cabernet.

Still some fruit in this well aged Napa cab. After decanting for about 1 hour this was quite pleasant. It wasn't as peppery and lacked some of the upfront attack expected, probably due to its extended age, but it was still a solid and enjoyable, well aged Cabernet.

Sep 6th, 2015
Bernie Tenenbaum

1997 vintage I've been saving for a dinner with Sam. It was fabulous.

1997 vintage I've been saving for a dinner with Sam. It was fabulous.

May 16th, 2015
Chris Harwick

Very unassuming at first. Tastes like an average everyday cab. It really shines after opening up for hours. Great fruit and nice mellow tannins.

Very unassuming at first. Tastes like an average everyday cab. It really shines after opening up for hours. Great fruit and nice mellow tannins.

Mar 8th, 2015
Karen Karpick

David brought a lovely bottle of cab!

David brought a lovely bottle of cab!

Oct 11th, 2014
Cameron Moore

As held together nicely...

As held together nicely...

May 29th, 2013