Full Review

Grgich Hills

Grgich Hills
2015 Estate Grown, Fumé Blanc, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: .03%
Organically Grown Grapes
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$31

Grgich Hills
2015 Estate Grown, Fumé Blanc, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: .03%
Medium straw green color. Exotic, smoky aromas of gooseberry coulis, mesquite, and baked pear with a satiny, lively, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, delightful, long yuzu spritzed honeydew, tamarind, roasted pineapple, and ripe mango finish with light oak flavor. A bright and welcoming Fume Blanc that nails the style.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: gooseberry coulis, mesquite, and baked pear
Taste Flavor: yuzu spritzed honeydew, tamarind, roasted pineapple, and ripe mango
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Fish With Fruit Butter, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A bright and welcoming Fume Blanc that nails the style.

The Producer

Grgich Hills Estate

The Producer
P.O Box 450
Rutherford, CA 94573
USA
1 707-963-2784

Their Portfolio

BR Grgich Hills 2014 Fume Blanc Estate Grown, Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley 14.1% (USA) $31.00. - Bronze Medal
88 Grgich Hills 2017 Estate Rosé, Napa Valley 13.2% (USA) $25.00.
89 Grgich Hills 2013 Estate, Zinfandel, Napa Valley 15% (USA) $36.00.
94 Grgich Hills 2014 Violetta Late Harvest Dessert Wine, Napa Valley 13.5% (USA) $85.00.
91 Grgich Hills 2015 Estate Grown, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 14.6% (USA) $72.00.
86 Grgich Hills 2014 Estate Grown, Merlot, Napa Valley 14.5% (USA) $43.00.
93 Grgich Hills 2015 Estate Grown, Chardonnay, Napa Valley 13.5% (USA) $43.00.
93 Grgich Hills 2015 Estate Grown, Fumé Blanc, Napa Valley 13.5% (USA) $31.00.
95 Grgich Hills 2016 Estate Grown Fumé Blanc, Napa Valley 13.5% (USA) $31.00.
BR Grgich Hills 2018 Estate Grown Rosé, Napa Valley 13.1% (USA) $25.00. - Bronze Medal
87 Grgich Hills 2018 Rosé, Napa Valley 13.1% (USA) $25.00.
89 Grgich Hills 2014 Estate Grown, Zinfandel, Napa Valley 14.8% (USA) $36.00.
93 Grgich Hills 2016 Estate Grown, Chardonnay, Napa Valley 14.1% (USA) $43.00.
95 Grgich Hills 2016 Late Harvest Dessert Wine, Napa Valley 14.1% (USA) $85.00.
89 Grgich Hills 2016 Estate Grown, Merlot, Napa Valley 14.6% (USA) $43.00.
85 Grgich Hills 2016 Estate Grown, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 14.4% (USA) $72.00.
90 Grgich Hills 2017 Estate Grown Fumé Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley 13.5% (USA) $31.00.
85 Grgich Hills 2019 Estate Rosé, Napa Valley 13.1% (USA) $25.00.

Sauvignon Blanc

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Serve in a White Wine Glass
Sauvignon Blanc is a bit of a chameleon of a variety, as it changes its character depending on where it is grown. Most famously in France’s Loire Valley, (especially in Pouilly-Fumé and Sancerre), it is a rich dry white with distinct herbal notes in the nose and on the palate. In New Zealand, the flavors range from gooseberry to tropical; both styles have very good natural acidity. Certain areas in Chile also produce very tropical-driven examples with a touch of herbal character, while the typical California style is clean with melon and spearmint fruit with only traces of herbal notes.

Many styles of Sauvignon Blanc – especially those from New Zealand – are aged in steel tanks to preserve the aromatic qualities, while some producers in Sancerre or even in California age in wooden barrels; this for added texture and spice. Medium-full in body, Sauvignon Blanc is especially excellent paired with shellfish or seafood or lighter poultry with herbs.