Grgich Hills Estate Napa Valley Chardonnay 2013

$43

  Grgich Hills has always been known for its outstanding Chardonnay, and the new Estate Chardonnay Napa Valley only bolsters that reputation. This is just the third vintage that Grgich Chardonnay is estate grown, meaning they control everything from the vineyard to the bottle. The grapes were grown organically at their American Canyon and Carneros vineyards, where the coolness allows the grapes to develop complex flavors while maintaining a pleasing natural acidity. They do not allow the Chardonnay to undergo malolactic fermentation. This preserves the wine's crispness and acidity to balance its concentrated fruit. The full-bodied, elegant Grgich Hills 2013 Chardonnay has fresh aromas of acacia and citrus flowers, honey and a touch of mineral.

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Ratings on Delectable

"Odedi" Delectable Pro

This is a very tasty Chardonnay. This 6 years old is showing great complexity and balance. Showing ripen citrus fruits pears red apples minerals white pepper light tropical fruits. Full bodied and bold with medium acidity. Long finish with lemons and limes. 14.1% alcohol by volume. 92 points

This is a very tasty Chardonnay. This 6 years old is showing great complexity and balance. Showing ripen citrus fruits pears red apples minerals white pepper light tropical fruits. Full bodied and bold with medium acidity. Long finish with lemons and limes. 14.1% alcohol by volume. 92 points

9.2

Gregory Fulchiero Delectable Pro

Felt flabby initially and unstructured. Nice body and balance of malo and oak - but fell short Compared to racing acidity from European Riesling. (Day 1, 8.5) On day two on its own this is pretty sophisticated and a joy to drink and likely showing off some of the best domestic Chardonnay I’ve had

Felt flabby initially and unstructured. Nice body and balance of malo and oak - but fell short Compared to racing acidity from European Riesling. (Day 1, 8.5) On day two on its own this is pretty sophisticated and a joy to drink and likely showing off some of the best domestic Chardonnay I’ve had

9.2

Jonathan Wall Delectable Pro

Bright gold. Rich tropical acidity above viscous creamy oak. Always legendary.

Bright gold. Rich tropical acidity above viscous creamy oak. Always legendary.

9.2

Rick Riddle

The Winemaker that started the Revolution. I am surprised that this wine isn’t mentioned with other california super chards. Golden color, balanced between citrus and oak, minerality and stone fruit. A new favorite!

The Winemaker that started the Revolution. I am surprised that this wine isn’t mentioned with other california super chards. Golden color, balanced between citrus and oak, minerality and stone fruit. A new favorite!

9.7

Erik Helms Delectable Pro

Sommelier/Wine & Beer Buyer Whole Foods Oakland

Extremely well balanced. It has everything I would want in a Chardonnay. Creamy richness, ripe tropical fruits, vanilla, oak, minerality, & plenty of acid. Just gorgeous.

Extremely well balanced. It has everything I would want in a Chardonnay. Creamy richness, ripe tropical fruits, vanilla, oak, minerality, & plenty of acid. Just gorgeous.

9.2

Lauren Vance Delectable Pro

Buyer Whole Foods Market Oakland

An extremely well executed CA chard. Yes there's plenty of oak, but it intertwines it's delicate fingers with the fruit and the result is beautiful. Tropical fruits, cream, vanilla bean, spice and white and yellow flowers. Beautiful balance!

An extremely well executed CA chard. Yes there's plenty of oak, but it intertwines it's delicate fingers with the fruit and the result is beautiful. Tropical fruits, cream, vanilla bean, spice and white and yellow flowers. Beautiful balance!

9.2

Sean Genn Delectable Pro

Nice acidity. Not over Oaked

Nice acidity. Not over Oaked

9.0

Karen Lowenstein

Delicious with fish and little neck clams. Perfect match at Seafood Gourmet.

Delicious with fish and little neck clams. Perfect match at Seafood Gourmet.

9.0

Brendan OConnell

Great Chardonnay - not too much butter or oak.

Great Chardonnay - not too much butter or oak.

9.2

J Cervantez

A must stop when in Napa, CA. Blessed to be only 2 hours away.

A must stop when in Napa, CA. Blessed to be only 2 hours away.

8.8

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