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2018 Grgich Hills Chardonnay Estate Grown Napa Valley

America/United States, California
Grgich Hills Chardonnay Estate Grown Napa Valley
Country America/United States
Region California
Appellation Napa Valley
Winery Grgich Hills Estate
Vintage 2018
Color White
Varietal(s) 100% Chardonnay
¥8,360  (incl. tax)
Country America/United States
Region California
Appellation Napa Valley
Winery Grgich Hills Estate
Vintage 2018
Color White
Varietal(s) 100% Chardonnay
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Data
Closure Natural Cork
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 14.1%
Product Code GH-1CH--18
UPC 047156107504
Inventory In Stock
Owning & Enjoying

Tasting notes

Miljenko "Mike" Grgich has been called "The King of Chardonnay" since the winery began in 1977, and you can taste why in this classically-styled wine. We did not allow the Chardonnay to undergo malolactic fermentation, preserving its natural acidity.

 

This gorgeous Chardonnay opens with fresh, citrus aromas of Meyer lemon and lime followed by juicy, ripe peach, with underlying notes of honeysuckle, herbs and vanilla. The 2018 vintage showed above­ average natural acids in the wines, which, along with lower sugar levels, make the 2018 vintage white wines exceptionally fresh and vibrant. Take a sip, and you'll find that this 2018 Chardonnay, Napa Valley exhibits extraordinary balance of citrus fruit on the front palate with minerality and depth of flavors on the mid-palate. The aftertaste is harmonious and lingers well beyond expectation.

 

 

 
 

Production

Vintage Notes

The 2018 vintage was a bountiful vintage marked by cool, consistent temperatures and a timely rainfall for bud break in March and April. Harvest began on September tenth, and the grapes were of the highest quality with lower alcohol and high acidity.

Viticulture

Our Chardonnay thrives in our American Canyon  and  Carneros  vineyards in  the southern  tip of Napa Valley, near San Pablo Bay which spills into the San Francisco Bay.  The  cool  maritime  breezes and morning fog allow the grapes to slowly ripen to develop complex flavors while maintaining a bright, natural acidity. We farm all of our vineyards naturally, without artificial pesticides or herbicides, and they are certified organic.

Vinification

Fermentation… indigenous yeast; 2-3 weeks in barrel

Sugar………….…23.1°   Brix (average) Bottling date…. July 2019/January 2020 Release date      April 2020 (375 ml.)

Total acid........ 7.1 g/L

pH................... 3.4

Time in oak……Fermented and aged 10 months in 80% barrels and 20% foudres
Type of oak……French oak; 40% new barrels 60% neutral barrels