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Grgich Hills Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2004

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trademark bouquet of intense cassis and cedar, followed by more subtle nuances of roses, licorice, and dried cherries. On the palate, rich extraction is balanced by moderate tannins and acidity. Ripe black fruit, plums, and dark cherries harmonize in the mouth with notes of cigar box, anise, and spicy oak to form this elegant, full-bodied wine. The finish is concentrated and persistent, with layers of mocha, caramel, cassis, cherries, and vanilla. This young, structured wine should mature well over the next several years, developing additional complexity and depth of flavor.

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Editorial Reviews for Grgich Hills Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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2.50 5
06/02/2009

A freaking fruit bomb, texturally plush, viscous and mouth filling, with waves of dark, sweet fruit flavors, spicy oak tones and lovely nuanced chili and herb accents that are pure and deep. This is open for business in an opulent, friendly in your face style. Too much wine for me! 84pts


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4.00 5
06/03/2009

Huge red fruit and vanilla nose. Acidic and big with even more vanilla on the palate. Tar and oak. Acidic!

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  • Snooth User: solomania9
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    3.50 5
    06/12/2009

    Very loud fruit bomb. What it lacks in complexity it makes up for with raw fruity spice.


    Snooth User: Adam Levin
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    2.00 5
    06/03/2009

    Too much, much too much. Overly sweet fruit bomb.


    Snooth User: Philip James
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    4.00 5
    06/03/2009

    Exceptionally fruity, but just beginning to mellow out with a little age. Medium tannins and lower acidity, but it was the fruit that really shone through - thick, treacly, plums and cherries. Some chocolate and cedar helped round the wine out.


    Snooth User: GeekyKhan
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    5.00 5
    10/28/2008

    Great texture, tastes of currant and citrus. I would pair this with grilled meats.


    Snooth User: mkgjenkins
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    5.00 5
    07/29/2008

    Five glasses


    External Reviews for Grgich Hills Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

    External Review
    10/16/2008

    Most of the fruit for this wine comes from Ggrich’s dry-farmed Yountville vineyard, which went biodynamic the year before. The remainder of the fruit was sourced from the estate’s organic parcels in Rutherford and Calistoga. This is a classic Bordeaux-blended wine, apparently made with little intervention. The red fruit, which has some sweetness and some dried qualities, is in check, in that it’s perfectly ripe without being over-blown. There is a touch of mint and dried herbs in the nose. The wine is nearly perfectly balanced with beautiful acidity, and a bit of astringency on a long finish. Hold onto it for a year to allow it to settle down and then drink it over the next dozen years. The alcohol, listed at 14.7 percent, is not a factor here. The wine spent 21 months in French oak, 60 percent of which was new. There were about 14,000 cases produced.


    External Review
    01/29/2009

    VINTAGE : An early spring and a warm summer created perfect growing conditions for one of the earliest harvests we've had in 10 years. This produced a small crop of fully-ripe grapes with wonderful concentration and deep flavors. VINEYARD : Our


    External Review
    01/17/2009

    Wine Tasting NotesNicely balanced between fruit and tannin, this elegant wine is rich with aromas of black cherry, crushed rose petals and cocoa powder. This full bodied wine goes well with roasted meats, grilled Portobello mushrooms or a firm cows milk cheese such as Edam or Gouda.



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    trademark bouquet of intense cassis and cedar, followed by more subtle nuances of roses, licorice, and dried cherries. On the palate, rich extraction is balanced by moderate tannins and acidity. Ripe black fruit, plums, and dark cherries harmonize in the mouth with notes of cigar box, anise, and spicy oak to form this elegant, full-bodied wine. The finish is concentrated and persistent, with layers of mocha, caramel, cassis, cherries, and vanilla. This young, structured wine should mature well over the next several years, developing additional complexity and depth of flavor.

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