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.
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.
Deep red, heavy on the fruit
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!