Grgich Hills Estate Winery
Grgich Hills Estate Premium Winery

Awards

Current Release Awards and Reviews – November  2014 – Download PDF.

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General Merlot
Fumé Blanc Cabernet Sauvignon
Chardonnay Violetta
Zinfandel Pošip

General

Wine & Spirits magazine has named Grgich Hills a winery of year seven times. Read the review.

Mike Grgich was honored by the Smithsonian Institution with an exhibit featuring his wine and includes the small cardboard suitcase he traveled with when he left Croatia, his winemaking text books and his famous beret. Read the article.

Mike Grgich was named one of the most influential leaders in the North Bay by the North Bay Business Journal. Read the interview.

Wine & Spirits‘ April 2008 Restaurant Poll names Grgich Hills as one of the top 50 wineries and our Chardonnay one of the top 20. Download PDF.

Grgich Hills named one of the wineries of the year for 2007 by Wine & Spirits. Read the review.

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Fumé Blanc

2012 Essence Napa Valley, Wine Advocate: 90 points. Read the review.

2012 Essence Napa Valley, Connoisseurs’ Guide to California Wines: 92 points. Read the review.

2012 Essence Napa Valley, Wine Spectator: 90 points. Read the review

2012 Essence Napa Valley, Robert Whitley. 97 points. Read the review.

2012 Fumé Blanc, Napa Valley. Mary Ewing-Mulligan, MW: 91 points. Read the review.

2012 Fumé Blanc, Napa Valley,  Fifty Best, Double Gold.  Read the review.

2011 Fumé Blanc. Wine Enthusiast: 90 pointsRead the review.

2011
Fumé Blanc. The Tasting Panel: 91 points. Read the review.

2011 Essence, Wine Enthusiast, 93 points. Read the review.

2011 Essence, The Tasting Panel, 90 points. Read the review.

Wine & Spirits gave our 2010 Fumé Blanc 93 points and called it the year’s best Sauvignon Blanc. Read the review.

Restaurant Wine gave our 2010 Essence Fumé Blanc five stars. Read the review.

The Tasting Panel gave our 2010 Fumé Blanc 93 points. Read the review.

San Francisco Chronicle named our 2010 Fumé Blanc one of the top 100 wines for 2011. Read the review.

California Grapevine awarded 92 points to our 2010 Essence. Read the review.

90 points for our 2010 Fumé Blanc from California Grapevine. Read the review.

Best of Show, 5 stars from the Quarterly Review of Wines for our 2009 Essence, Sauvigon Blanc. Read the review.

Restaurant Wine gave our 2009 Fumé Blanc five stars! Read the review.

Our 2009 Essence has been a hit with the critics. Read the reviews.

Restaurant Wine gave 4+ stars to our 2009 Essence. Read the review.

Anthony Dias Blue’s The Tasting Panel gave 91 points to the 2009 Fumé Blanc. Read the review.

Connoisseurs Guide to California Wine awarded 95 points to our 2009 Napa Valley Essence. Read the review.

California Grapevine gave 90 points to our 2009 Napa Valley Essence. Read the review.

The Seattle Times named our 2008 Fumé Blanc “best of tasting” in its round-up of Sauvignon Blancs. Read the report.

The San Francisco Chronicle called our Fume Blanc “a benchmark for Napa” and recommended our 2008 Essence limited-production Sauvignon Blanc. Read the review.

Bon Appétit magazine named our 2008 Fume Blanc one of its “Hot Bottles” in the June issue. Read the review.

Our 2008 Napa Valley Essence received 96 points from Connoisseurs’ Guide and 90 points from California Grapevine. Read the reviews.

California Grapevine awarded 90 points to our 2008 Fumé Blanc, calling it “Very Highly Recommended.” Read the review.

The 2007 Fumé Blanc was recommended by the San Francisco Chronicle in its review of Sauvignon Blancs. Read the review.

The Connoisseurs’ Guide to California Wines gave our 2007 Essence 93 points, read the review, and our 2007 Fumé Blanc, Napa Valley, 90 points. Read the review.

Wine Spectator awarded our 2007 Essence 91 points. Read the review.

San Francisco Chronicle named our 2006 Fume Blanc one of the top 100 wines for 2008. Read the review.

California Grapevine gave 90 points to our 2007 Fumé Blanc, Napa Valley. Read the review.

2006 Fume Blanc has been a hit with the critics and consumers. Here are some of the reviews this wine has received. Read reviews.

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Chardonnay

2011 Chardonnay, Napa Valley. 95 points, Paul Lukacs, WineReviewOnline. Read the review.

2011 Paris Tasting “Commemorative” Chardonnay. 97 points, Wine Review Online. Read the review.

2011 Paris Tasting “Commemorative” Chardonnay. 90 points, California Grapevine. Read the review.

Stephan Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar. 92 points for 2011 Paris Tasting “Commemorative” Chardonnay. Read the review.

Robert Whitley. 91 points for 2011 Chardonnay. Read the review.

Robert Whitley. 97 points for 2009 Carneros Selection Chardonnay. Read the review.

The Tasting Panel. 91 points for 2009 Carneros Selection Chardonnay. Read the review.

Wine Enthusiast. 90 points for 2009 Carneros Selection Chardonnay. Read the review.

The Connoisseurs’ Guide to California Wine.93 points for 2009 Carneros Selection Chardonnay. Read the review.

91 points for our 2010 Chardonnay from California Grapevine. Read the review.

Wine & Spirits named our 2009 Chardonnay one of the year’s best. Read the review.

92 points for 2008 Carneros Selection Chardonnay. California Grapevine. Read the review.

90 points for the 2009 Chardonnay. The Connoisseurs’ Guide to California Wine. Read the review.

Michael Apstein awarded 95 points to the 2009 Chardonnay. Read the review.

The 2009 Chardonnay earned 90 points from California Grapevine. Read the review.

Restaurant Wine awarded five stars to our 2007 Carneros Selection Chardonnay. Read the review.

Our 2008 Chardonnay received 90 points from Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar. Read the review.

California Grapevine awarded 90 points to our 2007 Carneros Selection Chardonnay. Read the review.

The Grgich Hills 2007 Carneros Selection Chardonnay received 94 points from the Tasting Panel. Read the review.

Our 2008 Chardonnay earned 91 points from Connoisseurs Guide to California Wine. Read the review.

Our 2007 Chardonnay was named “Best of Class” in the 2010 International Wine & Spirit Competition in London. See the award.

The Grgich Hills 2007 Chardonnay was served in the Executive Residence of the White House on January 11th when Mrs. Obama hosted a luncheon for Congressional spouses in the East Room. See the recognition.

Our 2007 Chardonnay, Napa Valley, received 90 points from Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar. Read the review.

The Wine News awarded 90 points both to our 2006 Chardonnay (read the review) and our 2006 Miljenko’s Old Vine Zinfandel (read the review)

Our Chardonnay was named one of the top 20 Chardonnays in Wine & Spirits 20th annual Restaurant Poll. Read the review.

Connoisseurs’ Guide to California Wine gave 90 points to our 2006 Chardonnay, Napa Valley. Read the review.

Our 2005 Chardonnay, Carneros, earned 91 points from Wine News. Download PDF.

Here is a summary of the great reviews our 2005 Chardonnay, Napa Valley, has enjoyed. Download PDF.

California Grapevine awards 90 points to our 2005 Chardonnay, Carneros Selection. Download PDF.

Wine Spectator awards 90 points to our 2005 Chardonnay, Carneros Selection. Download PDF.

Restaurant Wine awards five stars to our 2005 Chardonnay, Carneros Selection, calling it “Perhaps this winery’s best ever Chardonnay.” Read the review

2005 Chardonnay named one of the top ten Chardonnay’s of 2007 by Wine News. Read more.

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Zinfandel

2009 Zinfandel: 92 points, Exceptional, World Wide Championships Award, tastings.com. Read the review.

2009 Zinfandel, Restaurant Wine, five stars. Read the review.

Wine & Spirits magazine awarded the 2008 Zinfandel 91 points. Read the review.

Dan Berger called our 2008 Zinfandel “Exceptional.” Read the review.

Restaurant Wine gave our 2008 Miljenko’s Old Vines Zinfandel 4 stars. Read the review.

The 2007 Miljenko’s Old Vines Zinfandel earned 93 points from Connoisseurs Guide to California Wine. Read the review.

The just-released 2007 Zinfandel earned 92 points from Connoisseurs Guide to California Wine. Read the review.

The Wine News awarded 90 points both to our 2006 Chardonnay (read the review) and our 2006 Miljenko’s Old Vine Zinfandel (read the review).

Connoisseurs’ Guide to California Wines awarded 90 points to our 2006 Miljenko’s Old Vine Zinfandel. Read the review.

The Wine News picked our 2005 Miljenko’s Old Vine Zinfandel as the Zinfandel of the year. Read the review.

Wine News awarded the Miljenko’s Old Vine Zinfandel 95 points. Download PDF.

Our 2005 Zinfandel was awarded five stars in the Summer 2008 issue of Quarterly Review of Wines. Read the review.

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Merlot

2009 Merlot, Robert Whitley 94 points. Read the review.

2008 Merlot 94 points Michael Apstein. Read the review.

Our 2007 Merlot earned 93 points from Michael Apstein. Read the review.

Robert Whitley gave our 2005 Merlot 92 points in his Wine Talk column. Read the review.

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Cabernet Sauvignon

2010 Yountville Selection Cabernet Sauvignon, Michael Apstein, WineReviewOnline 98 points. Read the reviews.

2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, Michael Apstein, WineReviewOnline 93 points. Read the review.

2009 Yountville Selection Cabernet Sauvignon, Connoisseurs’ Guide to California Wines, 93 points. Read the review.

2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Wine Enthusiast, 91 points. Read the review.

2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Robert Whitley, 96 points. Read the review.

2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Wine Spectator, 91 points. Read the review.

2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, Restaurant Wine, 5 stars, Read the review.

Yountville Selection Cabernet Sauvignon, 4 plus stars. Read the review.

Robert Whitley on Wine: 96 points for 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon. Read the review.

Wine Enthusiast. 90 points for 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon. Read the review.

The Tasting Panel. 91 points for 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon. Read the review.

Restaurant Wine gave our 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon 4 stars. Read the review.

Restaurant Wine gave our 2007 Yountville Selection, Cabernet Sauvignon 4 stars. Read the review.

Connoisseurs’ Guide to California Wines. 90 points. 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon. Read the review.

The Tasting Panel. 91 points. 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon. Read the review.

Michael Franz of winereviewonline.com gave 94 points to our 2008 Cabernet Sauvigon. Read the review.

92 points for our 2007 Yountville Selection Cabernet Sauvignon from California Grapevine. Read the review.

James Suckling awarded 93 points to our 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon. Read the review.

Robert Whitley gave the 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon 96 points, calling it a “cure for the Cult Cab affliction.” Read the review.

California Grapevine awarded 90 points to our 2006 Yountville Selection Cabernet Sauvignon. Read the review.

The Quarterly Review of Wine‘s “Best of the Best” issue gave our 2006 Yountville Selection Cabernet Sauvignon Four Stars. Read the review.

The Grgich Hills 2006 Yountville Selection Cabernet Sauvignon received 96 points from wine writer Robert Whitley in his Wine Talk column. Read the review.

Winewriter Michael Apstein awarded 96 points to our 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon, writing “Anyone looking for a great example of the oft-overused description of balance should taste Grgich’s 2007 Cabernet.” Read the review.

Our 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon, Yountville Selection, was awarded 90 points by the Connoisseurs Guide to California Wine, calling it a “carefully constructed and incisively varietal offering.” Read the review.

The Quarterly Review of Wines gave five stars, its highest rating, to our 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley. Read the review.

Wine Spectator awarded 92 points to our 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley. Read the review.

Our 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon, Yountville Selection, was awarded 94 points by Wine News. Read the review.

The 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon has earned several awards and positive reviews. Here is a summary. Download PDF.

The Wine News awards the 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon 90 points. Download PDF.

New World International Wine Competition awards the 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon “Best New World Cabernet Sauvignon.” Download PDF.

2004 Cabernet Sauvignon – California Grapevine gives our 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon 91 points and calls it the best Cabernet from Grgich Hills in recent years. Read the review.

Grgich Hills named one of the top 25 Cabernet producers. Read the review

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Violetta

2009 Violetta. Restaurant Wine, 4plus stars. Read the review.

Wine Spectator awarded 90 points to our 2008 Violetta late harvest wine. Read the review.

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Pošip

Wine Enthusiast gave Mike Grgich’s Croatian white wine, Pošip, 90 points. Read the review.

 

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