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Grgich Hills Chardonnaytext
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16¾/20

Grgich Hills Chardonnay 2017

Napa Valley, California, United StatesMiljenko “Mike” Grgich has been called The King of Chardonnay since the winery began in 1977, and this is a Cali classic wines. Grgich's benchmark Chardonnay comes from biodynamically farmed estate vineyards in American Canyon and Carneros, at the southern tip of Napa Valley, near San Pablo Bay, which is cooled by the cool maritime breezes and morning fog. This was native fermented (no MLF) and aged 10 months in French oak. The wood is present as a sweeter backdrop to the complexed wine, layered with French cream, toast, gently smoked flint, hazelnuts, and ripe red apple. There's a fine, firm backbone of lemon pith acidity that works to carry the heft of this fleshy wine.Tasted: 27 March 2021Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 70.00 private wine shops Producer: Grgich Hills WineryDistributors: Vintage Corks Limited
Grape: ChardonnayCSPC: 346304