Grgich Hills Chardonnay Napa Valley 2008

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91 points Connoisseurs' Guide: Although a wine of mixed messages that range from candy to tropical fruit to toast, mi...

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Aromas of orange blossom and honey with toasted almond. Hints of tropical fruit. Nice, smooth and rich. - Tasted at Grgich 2/27/10 Read more

Appearance Clarity - Clear Intensity - Medium Color - Lemon Nose Condition - Clean Intensity - Medium (-) Aroma - Oak (vanilla) Development - Ful... Read more

Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the October 2010 issue. Although a wine of mixed messages ... Read more

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Snooth User: VegasOenophile
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4.00 5
02/07/2011

Aromas of orange blossom and honey with toasted almond. Hints of tropical fruit. Nice, smooth and rich. - Tasted at Grgich 2/27/10


Snooth User: Brandie Elizaitis
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3.50 5
09/28/2012

Appearance Clarity - Clear Intensity - Medium Color - Lemon Nose Condition - Clean Intensity - Medium (-) Aroma - Oak (vanilla) Development - Fully developed Palate Sweetness - Dry Acidity - Medium (+) Alcohol - High (14.5%) Body - Medium Flavor Intensity - Medium (-) Flavor Characteristics - Peach, apple, vanilla, steel Other Observations - Well balanced despite high alcohol level, great acidity and less oak on palate than nose Finish - Medium (+) Quality - Very good Readiness for drinking - Drink now, potential for aging next few years (~2-3)


External Reviews for Grgich Hills Chardonnay Napa Valley

11/12/2010

Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the October 2010 issue. Although a wine of mixed messages that range from candy to tropical fruit to toast, minerals and lees, this dense, firmly built effort presently wants for continuity and more precise focus. As is the norm with Grgich Hills' wines, it is fairly tight and quite firm in balance, but rather than being a liability, that tightness augers well for age. We would opt for a bit of patience here, and, given the winery's track record for long-aging wines, this one seems a safe bet for keeping.Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine aging recommendation: Drinkable now. Further bottle aging can improve this wine.


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Source: CityWineCellar.com
04/12/2011

Following the classic style that Mike Grgich established when we began in 1977, we did not allow the Chardonnay to undergo malolactic fermentation and our Biodynamic farming created a wine that is ali


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10/24/2011

Bright yellow with gold and green highlights. Musky white peach, hazelnut, ginger and floral honey on the nose and palate. Offers a sexy sweetness on entry, then shows moderate density but good lift in the middle. Intriguing soil tones contribute to an impression of subtle complexity. Gained in weight and harmony as it opened in the glass. There are nearly 30,000 cases of this chardonnay.


External Review
07/06/2011

Winemaker Notes - Crafted from grapes that were certified organic and Biodynamic, our Chardonnay did not undergo malolactic fermentation, preserving its wonderful acidity. This wine displays aromas of orange blossom honey and toasted almonds with a hint of tropical fruit and crushed stone on the finish. Match this Chardonnay's elegant style with poached salmon, roasted chicken, grilled pork, or creamy cheeses.


External Review
11/21/2010

Although a wine of mixed messages that range from candy to tropical fruit to toast, minerals and lees, this dense, firmly built effort presently wants for continuity and more precise focus. As is the norm with Grgich Hills' wines, it is fairly tight ... Connoisseurs' Guide. A Chardonnay wine from California in USA. 2008 Grgich Hills Chardonnay 750ml


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11/18/2010

A Chardonnay wine from California in USA. 2008 Grgich Hills Chardonnay 750ml


External Review
05/22/2011

This Chardonnay did not undergo malolactic fermentation, which preserves the wine's crispness and acidity to balance its concentrated fruit. This elegant Chardonnay has luscious aromas of baked pear, lychee nuts and wild honey.


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Winemaker's Notes:

91 points Connoisseurs' Guide: Although a wine of mixed messages that range from candy to tropical fruit to toast, minerals and lees, this dense, firmly built effort presently wants for continuity and more precise focus. As is the norm with Grgich Hills' wines, it is fairly tight and quite firm in balance, but rather than being a liability, that tightness augers well for age. We would opt for a bit of patience here, and, given the winery's track record for long-aging wines, this one seems a safe bet for keeping. (Oct 2010)

91 points Connoisseurs' Guide: Although a wine of mixed messages that range from candy to tropical fruit to toast, minerals and lees, this dense, firmly built effort presently wants for continuity and more precise focus. As is the norm with Grgich Hills' wines, it is fairly tight and quite firm in balance, but rather than being a liability, that tightness augers well for age. We would opt for a bit of patience here, and, given the winery's track record for long-aging wines, this one seems a safe bet for keeping. (Oct 2010)

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