External Reviews for Grgich Hills Chardonnay Napa Valley
Fresh and complex, with a crisp citrus edge to the ripe pear and fig notes, with subtle hints of hazelnut and nutmeg unfolding gracefully on the finish. Drink now through 2008. 21,770 cases made.
Straw-yellow. Musky peach, tropical fruits and a hint of soft citrus fruit, with complicating notes of flinty minerality and smoky, vanillin oak. Broad and rich on the palate, with chewy flavors of white peach, ripe lemon and stone. Finishes tactile and dry, with a light touch. From very cool vineyards in the extreme south of Napa Valley. Shows the herbal quality that often marks this winery's Napa Chardonnay, with a tobacco and sage edge to the citrus fruit and Asian pear flavors. The structure is balanced with brisk acidity and even some oaky wood tannins. - S.H. Shows an earthy edge, with touches of smoke and cedar, turning grassy and citrusy on the finish. Drink now through 2016. 25,853 cases made. -JL
Elegant with offerings of citrus flower, honey, pineapple and a touch of hazelnut on the finish.