Grgich Hills

+1 (800) 532-3057 P.O. Box 450 ,1829 St. Helena Hwy
Rutherford, CA 94573
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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 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 Read more »

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Zinfandel

    Parentage of the grape: Crljenak to Austria to America. In the 1970s, claims surfaced that the Italian Primitivo is l...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

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  • Grgich Hills Merlot 2006


    No written review

    Wine review by Dave Mooty

  • Grgich Hills White Blend Napa Valley Violetta Late Harvest 1995


    Beautiful amber color in the glass. Some flowery aromatics. Orange blossom, honey flavors. Maybe a touch too syrupy for my taste in a dessert wine. Could use acid bite. Read More

    Wine review by EMark

  • Lots of motorsports watching, this weekend.  The DVR was smoking.  300-mile stockcar race on Saturday eveing, but Sunday is the big day:Monaco Formula 1 Grand PrixMonaco GP2 Race500-Mile IndyCar Race600-Mile Stockcar RaceSo, over the past couple days we've cracked these: I have to say my favorite was, surprise, the Lytton Springs. My friends Ron... Read More

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  • Grgich Hills Violetta 2009


    No written review

    Wine review by AhpaChuck

  • Grgich Hills Cellar Cabernet Sauvignon 2011


    Very good wine, some wood, balances, persisted, full flavor Read More

    Wine review by clanata

  • Perhaps we could use a place to share recent purchases...Here are some '12 Burlotto Langhe Nebbiolo, which came highly recommended from a trusted friend who just got back from a month in Italy. I'm not seeing many available in the States quite yet, but was happy to find these locally. Read More

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  • Hey Aura,I am actually now the newest Snoothling I think (my term, so ... dollars to spend, I love the Grgich Hills chardonnay which is pretty well available but is I think in the $40 range depending on where you are buying.Echoing others here, there are also fantastic whites made in places like upstate New York which is a cooler climate and pr... Read More

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  • Hi all!Hoping to wade into interesting wine talk (and food talk).  Me, ... Me, ... in love with a Grgich Hills chard, it's just awesome, or a Kistler with roast chicken when I want to remember what that big California chard taste is all about.  Oh, and Finger Lakes in NY is not to be missed.  Lots of good new stuff there, though I have to say... Read More

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  • Hi Snooth. I just joined. Hope to learn more about wines. Aura Read More

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  • Grgich Hills Estate Napa Valley Fume Blanc Estate 2011


    Very stark nose--steely more than fruity. On the palate a bit more fruit emerges--green apple and a bit of lemon. Apparent effervescence on the tip/edges of the tongue. Quite refreshing tartness. Something of a funky, moldy aftertaste is annoying and causes this to be marked down a notch. US$19.63 from Total Wine. Read More

    Wine review by EMark

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