Grgich Hills Estate

Napa Valley Fumé Blanc (Dry Sauvignon Blanc)

8.913 ratings
9.14 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Fumé Blanc
Top Notes For
Daniel P. Drake

I am starting the week off with the 2017 Grgich Hills Estate Fumé Blanc Dry Sauvignon Blanc.

On the nose I am getting lime, pink grapefruit, nectarine, honeydew melon and minerality.

On the palate there is lime, grapefruit, white peach, wet river rocks and minerality.

This wine is medium bodied with a fresh clean mouthfeel, medium + acidity and a long bright citrus finish. Everyone have a wonderful week ahead and please be healthy and safe. Nostrovia! 🥂🥂🥂🥂

I am starting the week off with the 2017 Grgich Hills Estate Fumé Blanc Dry Sauvignon Blanc.

On the nose I am getting lime, pink grapefruit, nectarine, honeydew melon and minerality.

On the palate there is lime, grapefruit, white peach, wet river rocks and minerality.

This wine is medium bodied with a fresh clean mouthfeel, medium + acidity and a long bright citrus finish. Everyone have a wonderful week ahead and please be healthy and safe. Nostrovia! 🥂🥂🥂🥂

Apr 6th, 2021
Sipping Fine Wine

Just outstanding. Pale lemon with complex aromas of fresh ripe citrus and tropical fruits with herbal mineral notes. Pineapple and orange citrus flavors adding grapefruit & peach tones, great acidity balance, rich & smooth, medium+ finish ending with rich bright mineral character. Nice! Had this several times, consistent quality. Short-term aging will benefit.

Just outstanding. Pale lemon with complex aromas of fresh ripe citrus and tropical fruits with herbal mineral notes. Pineapple and orange citrus flavors adding grapefruit & peach tones, great acidity balance, rich & smooth, medium+ finish ending with rich bright mineral character. Nice! Had this several times, consistent quality. Short-term aging will benefit.

Sep 16th, 2020
Sipping Fine Wine

Pale lemon with complex aromas of fresh ripe citrus and tropical fruits with herbal mineral notes. Pineapple and orange citrus flavors adding grapefruit & peach tones, great acidity balance, rich & smooth, medium+ finish ending with rich bright mineral character. Nice! Short-term aging will benefit.

Pale lemon with complex aromas of fresh ripe citrus and tropical fruits with herbal mineral notes. Pineapple and orange citrus flavors adding grapefruit & peach tones, great acidity balance, rich & smooth, medium+ finish ending with rich bright mineral character. Nice! Short-term aging will benefit.

Jul 30th, 2020
Ellen Clifford

A snappy dresser, this Fumé Blanc, it wears colorful cravats and drops dry jokes like no tomorrow all while drinking a sophisticated well made daiquiri. Then it softens, and makes it clear to you that it is there for you. The sharp persona shed. For a moment. All of which to say is this wine is pungeant and herbal yet lemonyly (it’s a word now) with a hint of tropical flowers up front then there is a butter-you-up underbelly then it punches up with acid and alcohol. I want to be this wine’s friend but it will be one that keeps me on my toes.

A snappy dresser, this Fumé Blanc, it wears colorful cravats and drops dry jokes like no tomorrow all while drinking a sophisticated well made daiquiri. Then it softens, and makes it clear to you that it is there for you. The sharp persona shed. For a moment. All of which to say is this wine is pungeant and herbal yet lemonyly (it’s a word now) with a hint of tropical flowers up front then there is a butter-you-up underbelly then it punches up with acid and alcohol. I want to be this wine’s friend but it will be one that keeps me on my toes.

May 8th, 2020
Austin Locke

I like it. Taste a little like a Chardonnay but still good for Caitlin.

I like it. Taste a little like a Chardonnay but still good for Caitlin.

Nov 17th, 2020
Uli Klumpp

Still the Sauv Blanc benchmark. Floral nose, crisp and refreshing on the palate, enriched with some tropical fruit.

Still the Sauv Blanc benchmark. Floral nose, crisp and refreshing on the palate, enriched with some tropical fruit.

Oct 5th, 2020
Ted
8.9

My finicky wife liked it 2017 vintage

My finicky wife liked it 2017 vintage

Jul 17th, 2020
Paul Kelly

Paul had this a month ago

Paul had this a month ago

Mar 10th, 2021
Eric Pauls Montull

Eric had this 2 months ago

Eric had this 2 months ago

Feb 24th, 2021
Kevin Dale

Kevin had this 4 months ago

Kevin had this 4 months ago

Dec 18th, 2020