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Date Printed: 7/29/2014
Grgich Hills Yountville Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 1994
Grgich Hills Yountville Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 1994
(search item no. 22746)
Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 7/29/2014: $89.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2005 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 90 points
1995 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Somewhat heavier than our 1993 vintages, this 1994 Cabernet Sauvignon displays the typical dense, highly extracted fruit that comes from a long growing season and a smaller yield in the vineyard.

It has a sweet, spice sandalwood nose and deep, rich, plummy fruit flavors. A touch of chocolate and a hint of varietal green character round out the luscious flavors in this wine. The blend ins 89% Cabernet Sauvignon along with 8% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc. Still a young wine, it has a soft, mouth-coating tannins but successfully manages to combine extract with balance. We expect great things for this wine, and it may go down as one of our all-times favorites.

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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.