Grgich Hills Cabernet Sauvignon 2003
- Cabernet Sauvignon
- Red Wine
The long, uneven growing season produced grapes with thicker than normal skins and big tannins so during fermentation and barrel aging we were careful to avoid extracting harsh tannins. The result is a dark, muscular wine with intriguing aromas of licorice, cedar and blackberries with a hint of earthy truffles. Wonderfully drinkable upon release, the wine’s firm tannin structure promises it will benefit from aging and makes it the perfect partner with grilled steak, roasted lamb or a hearty beef stew.
Grgich Hills Estate is a historic fixture in Napa Valley, founded by Miljenko "Mike" Grgich in the Rutherford AVA in 1977. The winery produces an array of wines from five estate vineyards located throughout the famous valley, and has received international acclaim for its elegant and balanced wines. Mike Grgich became world famous for crafting the 1973 vintage of Chateau Montelena Chardonnay that ranked top at the famous Judgment of Paris tasting in 1976, beating out some of Burgundy's most famous white wines. As a result, Grgich Hills Estate's Chardonnay is one of the more popular wines in the range.