Grgich Hills Cabernet Sauvignon 2003

Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California

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Item No. 91105
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1995
  • WS91
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Winemaker's Notes

Number 86 on the Wine.com 100 of 2007!

2003 marks the first vintage that Grgich Hills' Cabernet Sauvignon is estate grown. By blending wine from their Yountville vineyard with small amounts from their Rutherford and Calistoga vineyards, which are all farmed organically, they create a complex Cabernet Sauvignon with a distinctive personality. The result is a dark, muscular wine with intriguing aromas of licorice, cedar and blackberries with a hint of earthy truffles. Wonderfully drinkable upon release, the wine's firm tannin structure promises it will benefit from aging.

All of Grgich Hills' vineyards are biodynamically farmed, an agricultural philosophy that incorporates all of the elements of organic farming, using no artificial pesticides, fertilizers, or fungicides. Additionally, it treats the Earth as a living organism and utilizes nature's basic life forces to bring about balance between the grapevines and the Earth.

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Rating:
(9/17/2010)
Very surprising... much lighter then expected, for a Napa Cabernet. I expected some tannins. Tasted more like a Pinot. Not bad, but not a recommended purchase if your looking for a big California Cab.
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Rating:
(9/27/2010)
Deep red, heavy on the fruit
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Rating:
(12/25/2011)
Style: Smooth & Supple
Very Nice! Decided to open this up on Christmas Day 2011. Nice bit of fruit, not too heavy. Taste starts with a bit of blackberry, finishes with a dry oak taste and a little bite of acid in the corners of your mouth. It has aged well!
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Learn About Grgich Hills Map ItMap It

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...

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Learn About Napa Valley

It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard...

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Learn About Cabernet Sauvignon

(cab-uhr-NAY sow-veeh-yawn) King of Red Many refer to Cabernet Sauvignon as the king of red grapes. Perhaps that title is due to its ability to grow worldwide in a number of climates, or to the fact that it produces wine with such character yet such diversity. Either way, this grape is responsible, as a whole or a partner, for some of the greatest wines in the world. In Bordeaux,...

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