What an amazingly versatile wine! Clean, fresh, and fruity, this Fumé Blanc is a great choice when you simply want to enjoy a perfectly chilled glass of white wine. However, it is equally good as a companion with food due to its delicate and undemanding nature.
The 1998 vintage may be a little less herbaceous and a little more fruity than usual, but you will recognize it as a classic Grgich Hills Sauvignon Blanc. It has a very delicate perfume of wildflowers in the glass, followed by long, lingering flavors which are definitely on the citrusy side, reminiscent of lemon or grapefruit.
This wine will prove to be very compatible with Asian dishes, particularly the fragrant, mildly spicy cuisine of Thailand. With a limited amount of bottle age, it will become even more mellow and appealing.