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Date Printed: 5/27/2017
Grgich Hills Chardonnay 2001
Grgich Hills Chardonnay 2001
(search item no. 62723)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 5/27/2017: $46.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2013 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2012 Wilfred Wong of Wine.com rating: 92 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2009 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2009 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 90 points
2008 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 91 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2006 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 90 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
1999 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1995 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This is another offering in our impressive lineup of wines produced from the first vintage of the 21st century. This vintage turned out to be very good for Chardonnay and presented us with a harvest of exceptional quality, very much like 1997. The enticing aroma displays a subtle combination of varietal fruit and oak followed by a cornucopia of delicate tropical fruit flavors such as pineapple, mango, and lemon. As always, malolactic fermentation was avoided in order to reserve the acidity and fruit and to ensure a perfect marriage of food and wine. Try this one with a plate of cold oysters, a Crab Louis salad, or your favorite summer grilled dishes.
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About Grgich Hills Cellar:

Mike Grgich first gained international recognition at the celebrated "Paris Tasting" of 1976 in which 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 the results where in, the French judges were shocked: they had chosen Mike’s 1973 Montelena Chardonnay as the finest white wine in the world. Mon Dieu! The results stunned the international wine establishment and immediately earned Mike Grgich a reputation as one of the greatest winemakers in the world.

Today, in Grgich Hills' 30th year, they remain committed to creating richly flavored, distinctive wines from certified organic Napa Valley vineyards that are farmed biodynamically. By all accounts they have succeeded. The new release of Cabernet Sauvignon just received a whopping 94 rating from Wine & Spirits and the Wine News awarded "Chardonnay of the Year" honors to their 2004 vintage. These world renowned Estate grown wines from prime Napa Valley vineyards are unique, delicious, and allocated.