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 alive with delicious acidity. This
aromatic Chardonnay is rich with aromas of ripe
peach, mango and tropical flowers, plus a note of
minerality. Showcase this wine's elegance with
fresh seafood, roasted chicken, grilled pork, or
"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."
Light & Crisp
I bought this wine for two reasons; the fact that I had purchased and enjoyed several bottles in the early 2000's and the wine style listed on wine.com which was rich and creamy. This id a description of the Grgich Hills Chardonnay of years past. Unfortunately I read on the bottle label that this wine did not go undergo malolactic fermentation. It is a totally different wine that under close inspection on wine.com is described as alive with delicious acidity. I guess I should have overlooked the wine style description. If you like the smooth buttery chardonnay that was a hallmark of Girgich Hills, look closely at the bottle label of the year you are purchasing to make sure you get what you want.