Full Review

Grgich Hills

Grgich Hills
2018 Violetta, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Late Harvest

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.1% RS: 11%
Organically Grown Grapes
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$85
Cellar Selection

Grgich Hills
2018 Violetta, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Late Harvest

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.1% RS: 11%
Light gold color. Inviting aromas and flavors of apricots in syrup, floral honeycomb, tangerine zest, candied pineapple, and baklava with a silky, vibrant, sweet light body and a seamless, interesting, medium-long finish that presents accents of candied lemon peel, ginger, and hints of saffron with a suggestion of oak flavor. A rich and nicely layered Late Harvest wine from Napa.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Non-Oaky & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: apricots in syrup, floral honeycomb, tangerine zest, candied pineapple, and baklava
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of candied lemon peel, ginger, and hints of saffron
Sweetness Sweetness: Sweet
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Strawberry Shortcake, Creme Brulee, Mixed Berries
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rich and nicely layered late harvest wine from Napa.

The Producer

Grgich Hills Estate

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

Their Portfolio

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.
87 Grgich Hills 2017 Chardonnay, Napa Valley 14.1% (USA) $43.00.
91 Grgich Hills 2018 Violetta, Napa Valley 14.1% (USA) $85.00.
91 Grgich Hills 2016 Estate Grown, Zinfandel, Napa Valley 14.2% (USA) $36.00.
94 Grgich Hills 2016 Miljenko’s Selection, Petite Sirah, Napa Valley 14.5% (USA) $65.00.
89 Grgich Hills 2017 Estate Grown, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 14.4% (USA) $72.00.
88 Grgich Hills 2017 Estate Grown, Merlot, Napa Valley 14.8% (USA) $43.00.
93 Grgich Hills 2018 Estate Grown, Chardonnay, Napa Valley 14.1% (USA) $43.00.
BR Grgich Hills 2018 Estate Grown Fumé Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley 13.5% (USA) $31.00. - Bronze Medal
90 Grgich Hills 2020 Estate Grown Rosé, Napa Valley 13.1% (USA) $25.00.

Late Harvest

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Serve in a Copita
Late harvest refers to a sweet dessert wine produced from grapes picked at a later date than normal, anywhere from a week to several months. While this can refer to any type of wine, it is generally used to describe white wines such as Riesling or Gewurztraminer that are harvested late to acquire extra natural sugar, resulting in a sweeter wine. These sweeter wines are often golden or deep yellow in color with flavors of honey, caramel and ripe apricot; these are to be served with desserts such as almond or pear tart or with foie gras or blue cheeses.