Grgich Hills Estate

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.2196 ratings
9.221 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
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
Stephanie Stoiloff

Johnny V's - SCW #46 🎂

Johnny V's - SCW #46 🎂

2 people found it helpfulAug 10th, 2014
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
Nicole Morris

For not being a huge fan of Zins, this is smooth but hot! Overall this is pretty mouth watering. I'm flushed off of one sip.

For not being a huge fan of Zins, this is smooth but hot! Overall this is pretty mouth watering. I'm flushed off of one sip.

Oct 28th, 2015
Bob Bryden

Founder The Lake Sommelier, LLC, Author Wine Talk

9.5

Deep, velvety, dark chocolate, vanilla, coffee and goes on and on. Drinks way above it's price. Outstanding!

Deep, velvety, dark chocolate, vanilla, coffee and goes on and on. Drinks way above it's price. Outstanding!

Oct 11th, 2015
Riccardo L.

Well-balanced fruit and oak. A little pinch of tart on the back-end of a smooth and lingering finish. Quintessential expression of a Napa Cab.

Well-balanced fruit and oak. A little pinch of tart on the back-end of a smooth and lingering finish. Quintessential expression of a Napa Cab.

May 11th, 2015
Roy Goble

Good Napa Cab

Good Napa Cab

Apr 18th, 2015
Greg McGehee

Excited to taste the '10 vintage

Excited to taste the '10 vintage

Mar 22nd, 2014
Marc Melser

We had the 2010 Vintage on 9/6/21. A very good, but not great Napa floor Cab. There were tastes of blackberry, blueberry and oak. This time, I did not detect the Rutherford dust.

We had the 2010 Vintage on 9/6/21. A very good, but not great Napa floor Cab. There were tastes of blackberry, blueberry and oak. This time, I did not detect the Rutherford dust.

Sep 7th, 2021