STORY BEHIND THIS WINE
Mike Grgich gained international renown when his wine Chateau Montelena 1973 was selected as the best Chardonnay in the world in 1976 in competition with some of the best French examples (The Paris Tasting). They are committed to sustainable wine-growing and are certified organic. Mike has been joined in the business by his daughter Violet and nephew Ivo. Mike was inducted into the Vintners Hall of Fame in 2008.
Quite a restrained example of Napa Valley Cabernet with aromas of blackcurrant and plum. Well-balanced with a silky mouthfeel and flavours which evolve on the palate. Blackcurrant, liquorice and mocha dominate with a long finish. This wine pairs perfectly with barbequed ribs, rack of lamb or seared steak.
16.5 Jancis Robinson, Sept 2018
“Most of this wine comes from Yountville, with contributions from Rutherford and Calistoga as well. The freshness of Yountville is there in the front of the wine, fragrant, herbal and refined. Then there’s full ripeness that brings depth to the flavours and juicy tannins to the finish. Distinctly meaty, with an iron-like warmth, this should gain complexity with several years of bottle age”. Wine & Spirit 91 points.