Groth Vineyards & Winery

Hillview Vineyard Chardonnay

8.987 ratings
8.923 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Chardonnay
Top Notes For
WineMascot

Amazing acidity, drank like a chardonnay from Sonoma coast. Very little oak and nervous energy!

Amazing acidity, drank like a chardonnay from Sonoma coast. Very little oak and nervous energy!

Oct 4th, 2017
Geoff Troup

Sales Eder Brothers, Cellar Fine Wines

8.9

A bit LESS old world than the prior 2014 vintage. More pronounced oak character, burnt popcorn mid palate, lack of malolactic brings a crisp, more unwieldy finish.

A bit LESS old world than the prior 2014 vintage. More pronounced oak character, burnt popcorn mid palate, lack of malolactic brings a crisp, more unwieldy finish.

Sep 7th, 2017
Geoff Troup

Sales Eder Brothers, Cellar Fine Wines

9.0

Delicious, true old world style chardonnay. Rich, roasted popcorn, mineral freshness, clean and subtle. Some cross between a rich meursault and a lean chablis.

Delicious, true old world style chardonnay. Rich, roasted popcorn, mineral freshness, clean and subtle. Some cross between a rich meursault and a lean chablis.

Aug 19th, 2017
boyd pearson

Impressed. Fennel, lemon goodness. Got better the longer it was open and not ice cold.

Impressed. Fennel, lemon goodness. Got better the longer it was open and not ice cold.

Jul 8th, 2017
Geoff Troup

Sales Eder Brothers, Cellar Fine Wines

9.1

Nice Burgundian finesse. Oak treatment but no malolactic. Allows for that rich, oaky vanilla without that fat texture. Retains natural acidity and crisp texture. More food friendly and even keeled than many balls-to-the-wall-oaky chardonnays.

Nice Burgundian finesse. Oak treatment but no malolactic. Allows for that rich, oaky vanilla without that fat texture. Retains natural acidity and crisp texture. More food friendly and even keeled than many balls-to-the-wall-oaky chardonnays.

May 27th, 2017
Matt Sterr

Classic style. A nice touch of butter.

Classic style. A nice touch of butter.

Aug 27th, 2015
Christanna Honer

Spiced apple sauce and cinnamon stick, a touch hot.

Spiced apple sauce and cinnamon stick, a touch hot.

Aug 14th, 2015
Ryan Flinn

Apricots, green pears and mandarins. Very expressive wine, both ripe and tart fruit flavors, backed by big acidity that doesn't overwhelm the body. Great deal on a Napa Chard, one that isn't dominated by toasted oak and vanilla flavors (in fact almost lacking altogether).

Apricots, green pears and mandarins. Very expressive wine, both ripe and tart fruit flavors, backed by big acidity that doesn't overwhelm the body. Great deal on a Napa Chard, one that isn't dominated by toasted oak and vanilla flavors (in fact almost lacking altogether).

Dec 30th, 2014
Mark Freund

Great discovery. Intense minerality, non-ML Chard. Precise, little oak influence, precise. Will make you rethink Groth Chard.

Great discovery. Intense minerality, non-ML Chard. Precise, little oak influence, precise. Will make you rethink Groth Chard.

Jun 20th, 2014
Andrew Lampasone

Owner Wine Watch Selections

9.0

This is a vineyard designate and the first year that they put the name on the label

This is a vineyard designate and the first year that they put the name on the label

Feb 5th, 2014