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GRGICH HILLS

http://www.grgich.com/

We are committed to producing the world’s finest estate-grown wines, known for their quality, consistency and longevity. We are also stewards of the land; our vineyards are certified organic and Biodynamic® and we have converted to solar power at the winery. In harmony with nature, our wines are truly expressive of their terroir.

Growing grapes sustainably has always been a top priority at Grgich Hills. All of our vineyards are certified organic and farmed Biodynamically. This agricultural philosophy treats the Earth as a living organism and uses homeopathic preparations, cosmic rhythms, and nature’s basic life forces to bring about balance between the grapevines and the Earth. Since 2006, our entire 366 vineyard acres are Biodynamically farmed – the country’s largest Biodynamic vineyard acreage.

Grgich Hills Cellar was founded July 4, 1977 by Miljenko “Mike” Grgich and Austin Hills of the Hills Bros. Coffee family. Austin owned established vineyards and had an extensive business background, and Mike had just made his reputation as one of the world’s great winemakers. In the now-historic 1976 Paris Tasting, Mike’s 1973 Chateau Montelena Chardonnay bested the top white Burgundies to win fi rst place, shocking the international wine community. In 2007 we changed our name to Grgich Hills Estate in recognition of our wines being completely estate grown.

Wines

The following is a list of wines that are available from GRGICH HILLS. These wines are not necessarily in stock or available in all provinces. Please see our online catalogue to find out which wines are available in each province.

  • 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon

    This is an elegant wine with aromas of black cherries and licorice and a long finish. Full bodied with smooth tannins, it’s the perfect partner with filet mignon, grilled steak or lamb chops.

  • 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon

    Elegant and full bodied, the wine’s complex aromas of black berries, black licorice and a hint of cocoa powder are the perfect partner with grilled steak, roasted rack of lamb or venison stew.

  • 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon

    This Cabernet is packed with rich aromas of black cherry, black licorice and a hint of roasted coffee. Its full body and smooth tannins make it the perfect partner with grilled steak, rack of lamb or roasted duck.

  • 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Yountville Reserve

  • 2006 Chardonnay

    Crafted from grapes that were certified organic and Biodynamic, our Chardonnay did not undergo malolactic fermentation, creating a wine that is alive with delicious acidity. This aromatic wine is rich with aromas of ripe peach, mango and tropical flowers, plus a note of minerality. Showcase this Chardonnay's elegance with fresh seafood, roasted chicken, grilled pork, or creamy cheeses.

  • 2008 Chardonnay

    Crafted from grapes that were certified organic and Biodynamic, our Chardonnay did not undergo malolactic fermentation, creating a wine that is alive with delicious acidity. This aromatic wine is rich with aromas of ripe peach, mango and tropical flowers, plus a note of minerality. Showcase this Chardonnay's elegance with fresh seafood, roasted chicken, grilled pork, or creamy cheeses.

  • 2009 Chardonnay

  • 2010 Chardonnay

    Following the classic style that Miljenko “Mike Grgich” established when we began in 1977, the wine’s crisp, yet rich, flavors of tropical fruit, white peaches and hint of mineral are perfect for fresh seafood, roasted chicken, grilled pork, or creamy cheeses.

  • 2010 Fumé Blanc

    his 100% Sauvignon Blanc was made from grapes that were certified organic and Biodynamic at our cool American Canyon and Carneros vineyards, not far from the San Francisco Bay. The wine's crisp, elegant flavors of passion fruit, lemon grass and a hint of minerality at the end of the long finish are perfect with a green salad topped by Chevre cheese, grilled seafood or sauteed chicken breast.

  • 2008 Grgich Hills Cabernet Sauv.

  • 2010 Grgich Hills Fume Blanc 2010

    The wine's crisp, elegant flavors of passion fruit, lemon grass and a hint of minerality at the end of the long finish are perfect with a green salad topped by Chevre cheese, grilled seafood or sauteed chicken breast.

  • 2007 Grgich Hills Merlot

  • 2008 Grgich Hills Zinfandel

  • 2009 Zinfandel

    This food-friendly Zinfandel’s flavors of strawberries, licorice and a hint of white pepper make it the perfect match for grilled meats, Lasagna, pizza topped with tomato sauce and beef stews.

Product Reviews

Cabernet Sauvignon

92 Points Wine Spectator

Savory herb and ripe currant, berry and plum aromas are firm and intense. Full-bodied and well-structured, with the tannins gaining traction on the finish. Rustic but balanced. Best from 2010 through 2016. 14,520 cases made. JL July 2009

Cabernet Sauvignon

94 Points Natalie MacLean

Stunning concentration and depth of flavour! Layers of gorgeously ripe blackberries woven through with a smoky thread. Terrific structure and a long, supremely satisfying finish. April 2010

Cabernet Sauvignon

94 Points Wine Align

This blockbuster of a wine is certified biodynamically grown. Opaque ruby with a hint of garnet. Cassis, mocha, mineral/graphite, black licorice and woodsmoke. Dry, fruit driven, but with good structure from velvety tannins. Big, lushly textured wine that may be cellared 2+ years. Also a good choice for dishes such as veal medallions in a red wine sauce. June 2011

Cabernet Sauvignon

93 Points Natalie MacLean

Classic and enduring, this staple Cabernet in the heart of Napa Valley is made from biodynamically grown grapes. Black fruit and anise abound wrapped in woodsmoke. Perfect wedding gift. Food matches: veal medallions in a red wine sauce. June 2011

Cabernet Sauvignon

92 Points The Globe and Mail

Croatia-native Mike Grgich produces splendidly balanced wines from organic, biodynamically grown grapes. This full-bodied red shows a smooth, polished core, with a Bordeaux-like nuance of minerals and well-integrated tannins. Decant it if you can and pair it with roast beef or rare duck breast. It could also improve with up to 15 years in the cellar. June 2011

Cabernet Sauvignon

96 Points Wine Review Online

May 2011

Cabernet Sauvignon

96 Points Wine Talk by Robert Whitley

June 2011

Cabernet Sauvignon

Top 10 Exciting Napa Cabernets Under $70 Wine Spectator

A wine that offers a tight, focused beam of loamy earth, dried dark berry, cedar, anise and espresso. Features good length, with gripping tannins. Shows Grgich Hills at the top of its Cabernet game. Best from 2015 through 2026. 14,290 cases made. —J.L. August 2013

2008 Cabernet Sauvignon

90 Points Wine Enthusiast Magazine

This wine presents an old-fashioned style, marked by hard, numbing tannins that frame ripe flavors of blackberries, licorice, cherries, mocha and black currants. Hard to tell where it’s going beyond the next six years, but give it a proper decanting and drink with roasted or grilled meats June 2012

2008 Cabernet Sauvignon

96 Points Natalie MacLean

...this is one of Napa’s most spectacular cabernets. It’s complex, balanced, full-bodied with dark fruit and smoke interplays. A finish that goes on forever. April 2012

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Grgich Hills Estate co-founders Mike Grgich and Austin Hills introduce the new historic display in the winery's tasting room.