Why Buy Me
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