Grgich Hills Estate

Violetta Late Harvest White Blend

9.156 ratings
9.013 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Gewürztraminer
Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Fish, Fruit Desserts, Meaty & Oily Fish, Duck, Goat & Feta Cheese, Blue Cheese, Cheddar & Gruyere, Tomato-Based, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Salads & Greens, Shellfish, Goose, Game
Top Notes For
Sipping Fine Wine

This is a special wine. Botrytis Cinerea (also known as Noble Rot) on grapes, a beneficial mold that evaporates moisture while concentrating the flavor in the berry, yielding very little juice. Aged 18 months in French oak, the wine is a blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Gewürztraminer. Aromas of rich ripe fruit and honey notes. On the palate, intense flavors of fig, w/citrus and honeysuckle, complex, well balanced. Lingering finish ending with honey tones. Wow! Pricey but worth it.

This is a special wine. Botrytis Cinerea (also known as Noble Rot) on grapes, a beneficial mold that evaporates moisture while concentrating the flavor in the berry, yielding very little juice. Aged 18 months in French oak, the wine is a blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Gewürztraminer. Aromas of rich ripe fruit and honey notes. On the palate, intense flavors of fig, w/citrus and honeysuckle, complex, well balanced. Lingering finish ending with honey tones. Wow! Pricey but worth it.

May 11th, 2018
Shay A
9.1

To celebrate our 2-yr wedding anniversary while in Alaska, we had 5-course dinner at one of the premier spots in the state, which just so happened to be at our resort (at the top of the mountain). A Wine Spectator recognized restaurant with an incredible wine list!

Didn't know Grgich made this late harvest wine. As a '12, you can imagine all of the flavors were full throttle...honey, caramel, lemon. Fairly light bodied, with a toasted vanilla bean finish.

To celebrate our 2-yr wedding anniversary while in Alaska, we had 5-course dinner at one of the premier spots in the state, which just so happened to be at our resort (at the top of the mountain). A Wine Spectator recognized restaurant with an incredible wine list!

Didn't know Grgich made this late harvest wine. As a '12, you can imagine all of the flavors were full throttle...honey, caramel, lemon. Fairly light bodied, with a toasted vanilla bean finish.

Jul 27th, 2017
Dave Rapson

Dave had this 4 years ago

Dave had this 4 years ago

1 person found it helpfulOct 18th, 2015
Nicole DeCicco

Chamomile, honey, less dense than expected.

Chamomile, honey, less dense than expected.

1 person found it helpfulJul 13th, 2015
Rafael Landestoy

Awesome to enjoy Violetta with Violet Grgich. Wonderful person and sweet as can be. Great way to end a great night.

Awesome to enjoy Violetta with Violet Grgich. Wonderful person and sweet as can be. Great way to end a great night.

Jun 10th, 2016
Scott Mahon

Nice. Funky edge isn't as interesting as off-putting

Nice. Funky edge isn't as interesting as off-putting

Oct 26th, 2014
Knightsbridge Wine Shoppe

Quite sweet and rich on the palate.

Quite sweet and rich on the palate.

Sep 16th, 2014
Ted Kizor

Yum! Nectarines, honey, hazelnuts. Fun!

Yum! Nectarines, honey, hazelnuts. Fun!

Feb 18th, 2014
Andrew Lampasone

Owner Wine Watch Selections

9.2

Dark amber color with aromas of cartelized peaches and orang peel brown sugar a good bit of evolution but still has nice freshness and a long finish. Excellent

Dark amber color with aromas of cartelized peaches and orang peel brown sugar a good bit of evolution but still has nice freshness and a long finish. Excellent

Apr 17th, 2013
Sierra

Dessert, fruity good with blue cheese

Dessert, fruity good with blue cheese

Jul 8th, 2018