Grgich Hills Estate

Napa Valley Chardonnay

9.166 ratings
9.18 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Chardonnay
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces
Top Notes For
Gregory Fulchiero

Felt flabby initially and unstructured. Nice body and balance of malo and oak - but fell short Compared to racing acidity from European Riesling. (Day 1, 8.5) On day two on its own this is pretty sophisticated and a joy to drink and likely showing off some of the best domestic Chardonnay I’ve had

Felt flabby initially and unstructured. Nice body and balance of malo and oak - but fell short Compared to racing acidity from European Riesling. (Day 1, 8.5) On day two on its own this is pretty sophisticated and a joy to drink and likely showing off some of the best domestic Chardonnay I’ve had

Jul 21st, 2019
Jonathan Wall

Bright gold. Rich tropical acidity above viscous creamy oak. Always legendary.

Bright gold. Rich tropical acidity above viscous creamy oak. Always legendary.

Jan 28th, 2019
Sipping Fine Wine

Mike Grgich, the “King of Chardonnay” farms w/o pesticides and certified organic. Aged 10 months and did not undergo malolactic fermentation. Pale gold straw with aromas of stone, tropical fruit and citrus. On the palate apple, melon and pear flavors, with some orange zest and toasty notes. Nice balance with acidity on lingering finish on a spicy mineral ending. Not your typical CA Chard, very nice!

Mike Grgich, the “King of Chardonnay” farms w/o pesticides and certified organic. Aged 10 months and did not undergo malolactic fermentation. Pale gold straw with aromas of stone, tropical fruit and citrus. On the palate apple, melon and pear flavors, with some orange zest and toasty notes. Nice balance with acidity on lingering finish on a spicy mineral ending. Not your typical CA Chard, very nice!

Sep 30th, 2017
Sipping Fine Wine

Mike Grgich, the “King of Chardonnay” farms w/o pesticides and certified organic. Aged 10 months and did not undergo malolactic fermentation. Pale gold straw with aromas of stone, tropical fruit and citrus. On the palate apple, melon and pear flavors, with some orange zest and toasty notes. Nice balance with acidity on lingering finish on a spicy mineral ending. Not your typical CA Chard, very nice!

Mike Grgich, the “King of Chardonnay” farms w/o pesticides and certified organic. Aged 10 months and did not undergo malolactic fermentation. Pale gold straw with aromas of stone, tropical fruit and citrus. On the palate apple, melon and pear flavors, with some orange zest and toasty notes. Nice balance with acidity on lingering finish on a spicy mineral ending. Not your typical CA Chard, very nice!

Sep 11th, 2017
"Odedi"

This is a very tasty Chardonnay. This 6 years old is showing great complexity and balance. Showing ripen citrus fruits pears red apples minerals white pepper light tropical fruits.

Full bodied and bold with medium acidity.

Long finish with lemons and limes.

14.1% alcohol by volume.

92 points

This is a very tasty Chardonnay. This 6 years old is showing great complexity and balance. Showing ripen citrus fruits pears red apples minerals white pepper light tropical fruits.

Full bodied and bold with medium acidity.

Long finish with lemons and limes.

14.1% alcohol by volume.

92 points

1 person found it helpfulOct 14th, 2019
Rick Riddle

The Winemaker that started the Revolution. I am surprised that this wine isn’t mentioned with other california super chards. Golden color, balanced between citrus and oak, minerality and stone fruit. A new favorite!

The Winemaker that started the Revolution. I am surprised that this wine isn’t mentioned with other california super chards. Golden color, balanced between citrus and oak, minerality and stone fruit. A new favorite!

1 person found it helpfulDec 18th, 2017
Erik Helms

Sommelier/Wine & Beer Buyer Whole Foods Oakland

9.2

Extremely well balanced. It has everything I would want in a Chardonnay. Creamy richness, ripe tropical fruits, vanilla, oak, minerality, & plenty of acid. Just gorgeous.

Extremely well balanced. It has everything I would want in a Chardonnay. Creamy richness, ripe tropical fruits, vanilla, oak, minerality, & plenty of acid. Just gorgeous.

1 person found it helpfulAug 26th, 2016
Lauren Vance

Buyer Whole Foods Market Oakland

9.2

An extremely well executed CA chard. Yes there's plenty of oak, but it intertwines it's delicate fingers with the fruit and the result is beautiful. Tropical fruits, cream, vanilla bean, spice and white and yellow flowers. Beautiful balance!

An extremely well executed CA chard. Yes there's plenty of oak, but it intertwines it's delicate fingers with the fruit and the result is beautiful. Tropical fruits, cream, vanilla bean, spice and white and yellow flowers. Beautiful balance!

1 person found it helpfulAug 26th, 2016
Sean Genn

Nice acidity. Not over Oaked

Nice acidity. Not over Oaked

Sep 7th, 2016
Karen Lowenstein

Delicious with fish and little neck clams. Perfect match at Seafood Gourmet.

Delicious with fish and little neck clams. Perfect match at Seafood Gourmet.

Jul 20th, 2019