Grgich Hills Cabernet Sauvignon Yountville 2002

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Notes on the Grgich Hills "Yountville Selection" Cabernet Sauvignon 2002 92 Pts Wine & Spirit : WINEMAKER NOTES: Our Yountville Selection Cabernet Sauvignon is almost dark as ink with earthy  aromas of truffle, leather and blackcurrant with a chocolate and coffee finish. This full-bodied  wine offers layers of texture and a perfect balance between acid, tannin and oak. Enjoyable  upon release, this is a wine with structure that will benefit from decanting when young and  will continue to gain complexity in the cellar. Serve with simply prepared roasted meat to allow  all of this wine's flavors and textures to shine.  Built to age ten years or more, this cabernet shows little  besides its tannic blast of power when first poured. Over the  course of several days, the power shifts to fruitiness, its sweet  ripeness held in check by earthy tannin. Vast and smoky, this  will grow into a tremendously satisfying Napa Valley red wine. Wine & Spirits Magazine:92 ptsGRGICH HILLS "YOUNTVILLE SELECTION" CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2002 92 PTS WINE & SPIRIT

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Miljenko “Mike” Grgich first gained international recognition at the celebrated “Paris Tasting” of 1976. Then, in a now-historic blind tasting, a panel of eminent French judges swirled, sniffed, and sipped an array of the fabled white Burgundies of France and a small sampling of upstart Chardonnays from the Napa Valley. When their scores were tallied, the French judge... Read more
Miljenko “Mike” Grgich first gained international recognition at the celebrated “Paris Tasting” of 1976. Then, in a now-historic blind tasting, a panel of eminent French judges swirled, sniffed, and sipped an array of the fabled white Burgundies of France and a small sampling of upstart Chardonnays from the Napa Valley. When their scores were tallied, the French judges were shocked: they had chosen Mike’s 1973 Chateau Montelena Chardonnay as the finest white wine in the world. Mon Dieu! The results stunned the international wine establishment and immediately earned Mike a reputation as one of the greatest winemakers in the world. Now 87 years old, and still sporting his signature blue beret, Mike was inducted into the Vinter Hall of Fame in March 2008 in honor of his many contributions to the wine industry. While many other Napa wineries pursue strategies of expansion, Mike, along with his daughter, Violet, and his nephew, Ivo Jeramaz, prefer to stay small. Their aim, year after year, is to improve the quality of their vineyards and their wines, relying on Mike’s unique artistic and intuitive touch. This strategy continues to pay significant dividends. Many wineries buy their grapes from outside vineyards. Grgich Hills now owns all of its own vineyards, all of which are certified organic and Biodynamic. Beginning with the 2003 vintage, all Grgich Hills wines were labeled “Estate Grown.” This guarantees a consistently superior level of quality, and it guarantees that Grgich Hills will remain a shining symbol of prestige and good taste. In recognition of that important milestone, the winery changed its name in 2007 to Grgich Hills Estate. When Miljenko "Mike" Grgich joined forces with Austin Hills in 1977 to form Grgich Hills Cellar, the original label design proposed a rearing horse clenching a baton in its mouth, a colorful feature of the Hills' family crest. After some friendly debate over the label and how it should be redesigned to reflect the philosophy of the newly formed winery, the winning argument concluded with the point that "Horses do not make wine. Grapes make wine!" and thus, the current design was agreed upon. Read less

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06/07/2007

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External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
10/15/2009

Cabernet Sauvignon is almost dark as ink with earthy aromas of truffle, leather and blackcurrant, the wine has a chocolate and coffee finish with layers of texture.


External Review
Source: WineGlobe.com
01/29/2009

92 points Wine & Spirits: "Built to age ten years or more, this cabernet shows little besides its tannic blast of power when first poured. Over the course of several days, the power shifts to fruitiness, its sweet ripeness held in check by



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Notes on the Grgich Hills "Yountville Selection" Cabernet Sauvignon 2002 92 Pts Wine & Spirit : WINEMAKER NOTES: Our Yountville Selection Cabernet Sauvignon is almost dark as ink with earthy  aromas of truffle, leather and blackcurrant with a chocolate and coffee finish. This full-bodied  wine offers layers of texture and a perfect balance between acid, tannin and oak. Enjoyable  upon release, this is a wine with structure that will benefit from decanting when young and  will continue to gain complexity in the cellar. Serve with simply prepared roasted meat to allow  all of this wine's flavors and textures to shine.  Built to age ten years or more, this cabernet shows little  besides its tannic blast of power when first poured. Over the  course of several days, the power shifts to fruitiness, its sweet  ripeness held in check by earthy tannin. Vast and smoky, this  will grow into a tremendously satisfying Napa Valley red wine. Wine & Spirits Magazine:92 ptsGRGICH HILLS "YOUNTVILLE SELECTION" CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2002 92 PTS WINE & SPIRIT

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