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Grgich Hills

Grgich Hills
2020 Miljenko’s Selection, Gewurztraminer, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Gewurztraminer

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.8% RS: 0.00%
Organically Grown Grapes
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$28

Grgich Hills
2020 Miljenko’s Selection, Gewurztraminer, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Gewurztraminer

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.8% RS: 0.00%
Straw color. Aromas of pecan roll, sunflower seed, radish, and jasmine green tea with a medium-to-full body and a medium-to-long lychee, figs, peach jam, and marigolds finish. A rich, unctuous, floral Napa wine that could use a little time in the bottle.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: pecan roll, sunflower seed, radish, and jasmine green tea
Taste Flavor: lychee, figs, peach jam, and marigolds
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rich, unctuous, floral Napa wine that could use a little time in the bottle.

The Producer

Grgich Hills Estate

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

Their Portfolio

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.
94 Grgich Hills 2018 Estate Grown, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 14.2% (USA) $72.00.
90 Grgich Hills 2018 Estate Grown, Merlot, Napa Valley 14.4% (USA) $43.00.
88 Grgich Hills 2019 Estate Grown, Chardonnay, Napa Valley 14.1% (USA) $44.00.
BR Grgich Hills 2019 Estate Grown Fume Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley 13.5% (USA) $31.00. - Bronze Medal
89 Grgich Hills 2020 Miljenko’s Selection, Gewurztraminer, Napa Valley 13.8% (USA) $28.00.
94 Grgich Hills 2017 Estate Grown, Zinfandel, Napa Valley 14.7% (USA) $37.00.
87 Grgich Hills 2021 Estate Grown Rose, Napa Valley 13.1% (USA) $28.00.
89 Grgich Hills 2020 Miljenko’s Selection, Riesling, Napa Valley 13.5% (USA) $30.00.

Gewurztraminer

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Serve in a White Wine Glass
Wines made from the Gewurztraminer grape are easy to recognize thanks to their unmistakable perfumes of lychee, yellow roses, grapefruit and ginger. In fact, it has been documented that Gewurztraminer is among the easiest varieties to recognize simply from its aromas.

While Gewurztraminer is produced in several countries, including the United States, Chile and New Zealand, is is only made into an accomplished wine in two regions: Alsace in northeastern France and Alto Adige in northeastern Italy. In fact, the town of Tramin in Alto Adige lends its name to the grape; as the word gewurz means "spicy" in German (one of the official languages in this territory), Gewurztraminer is the "spicy one from Tramin."

The dry versions from these regions are rich and spicy and should be consumed within 5-7 years of the vintage date (the Alsatian examples tend to age longer); pair them with Thai, Asian and fusion cuisine or a specialty dish such as Quiche Lorraine. Sweeter versions are made in both regions; the vendange tardives and grains nobles Gewurztraminers from Alsace can age for two or three decades and are excellent on heir own or with blue cheese or foie gras.