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Date Printed: 10/20/2014
Grgich Hills Fume Blanc 2006
Grgich Hills Fume Blanc 2006
(search item no. 92128)
green wine

Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 93 points
Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 10/20/2014: $28.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Tasting Panel rating: 92 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
2010 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2007 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2005 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 92 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2004 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 91 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2003 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 93 points
2002 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 91 points
2002 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2001 Wine & Spirits rating: 88 points
2000 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The grapes were organically and biodynamically grown on Grgich Hills' cool American Canyon and Carneros vineyards, not far from the San Francisco Bay. In the glass, the wine offers a whiff of the tropics with kiwi, grapefruit, pineapple and a hint of minerality. On the tongue, this full-bodied wine has a crisp, refreshing texture and a long finish. This versatile, flavorful white wine is a great companion to a wide variety of food flavors and textures.

"In our recent tasting of older Sauvignon Blancs, no wine showed better with long-aging than the Grgich Hills 1983. These wines are always tight when young, and, at times, they make us wince at their bracing acidity. But, here is a wine that, while firm and only ready to drink for those who care for lean, brisk fruit as the first order of business, is so loaded with depth and promise that some of it should be put away for another day. Hide some in the cellar and let it pick up the roundness to lift its bracing flavors into full and rewarding balance."
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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.