Grgich Hills Estate

Napa Valley Fumé Blanc (Dry Sauvignon Blanc)

8.9115 ratings
8.716 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Fumé Blanc
Top Notes For
Tom Kobylarz


APPEARANCE
Clear, medium lemon green color intensity.
NOSE
Clean, medium+ intensity of goosberry, lemon curd, and granite minerality, fully developed nose
PALATE
Dry, medium+ acidity, medium body and medium+ alcohol, medium flavor intensity of gooseberry, pineapple, lemon citrus, and cream. The oak is apparent on the body, adding to the weight of the wine's body. The flavor of the oak is well integrated as it really only becomes detectable on the finish after the fruit has faded from the taste.
CONCLUSIONS
Very good quality, the oak is well integrated and adds to the entire character of the wine instead of dominating it., Ready to drink now, further bottle aging will not benefit this wine, Mid-priced


APPEARANCE
Clear, medium lemon green color intensity.
NOSE
Clean, medium+ intensity of goosberry, lemon curd, and granite minerality, fully developed nose
PALATE
Dry, medium+ acidity, medium body and medium+ alcohol, medium flavor intensity of gooseberry, pineapple, lemon citrus, and cream. The oak is apparent on the body, adding to the weight of the wine's body. The flavor of the oak is well integrated as it really only becomes detectable on the finish after the fruit has faded from the taste.
CONCLUSIONS
Very good quality, the oak is well integrated and adds to the entire character of the wine instead of dominating it., Ready to drink now, further bottle aging will not benefit this wine, Mid-priced

2 people found it helpfulJun 27th, 2015
MICHAEL COOPER

Owner TomeVinos wine shops, WSET Level 3, Blogger www.spanishwinesandmore.com, blog.tomevinos.com

9.3

Pale gold
Developing notes intense aromas of what used to be called minerality (now reduction) notes that remind of Riesling
Pyracinic floral notes like white flowers then lemon sherbert vanilla honey
high acidity lemon, grapefruit, pineapple and tropical flavors
full body high intensity flavors
Viscous

Pale gold
Developing notes intense aromas of what used to be called minerality (now reduction) notes that remind of Riesling
Pyracinic floral notes like white flowers then lemon sherbert vanilla honey
high acidity lemon, grapefruit, pineapple and tropical flavors
full body high intensity flavors
Viscous

2 people found it helpfulJun 4th, 2015
Trish Gallo

Warming up to it. It is warming too.
Green pepper. Grassy. Grapefruit too.

Warming up to it. It is warming too.
Green pepper. Grassy. Grapefruit too.

2 people found it helpfulOct 15th, 2014
Rebecca Fletcher

Lemon, ripe grapefruit, tropical fruit. Flinty and a bit of smoke. M acid and finish.

Lemon, ripe grapefruit, tropical fruit. Flinty and a bit of smoke. M acid and finish.

Oct 17th, 2015
Alison Marriott

Are we sure this is California juice?! Decidedly old world in style. Lemon rind, wet slate, lovely integrated acidity. Refreshing on a hot day!

Are we sure this is California juice?! Decidedly old world in style. Lemon rind, wet slate, lovely integrated acidity. Refreshing on a hot day!

May 7th, 2015
Nick Davis

Curious. Everyone thought BDX.

Curious. Everyone thought BDX.

Mar 19th, 2015
Sommelara

It surprised me with the touch of Oak. A Sav Blanc with aromatics of Chard.

It surprised me with the touch of Oak. A Sav Blanc with aromatics of Chard.

Jan 22nd, 2015
Max Gottesfeld

Bright clean, pepper,

Bright clean, pepper,

Oct 13th, 2014
Dave Smigielski

So hi toned and all acid. Not for me.

So hi toned and all acid. Not for me.

Jul 20th, 2014
Nicolas Bazinet

Étonnant !

Étonnant !

Apr 3rd, 2014