John Turi - Wine, Red Wine

Grgich Hills Cabernet Sauvignon, 2009

Wine Rating: 92

A classic California, based in Rutherford which is in the heart of the Napa Valley. Probably one of the best priced for a California wine: based on the history of the winemaker, their decades in business, along with their award-winning quality for nearly 40 years.

Grgich Hills Cellar, now properly renamed Grgich Hills Estate, was founded on July 4th, 1977. The winery changed its name in 2006 when it first began producing only “estate grown” wines which are made from the grapes which are exclusively grown in their winery owned vineyards. Owner and winemaker Mike Grgich gained international recognition at the historic Paris Wine Tasting of 1976 when the Chardonnay he produced at Chateau Montelena won first prize among the white wines. (Please see my review of the Chateau Montelena Chardonnay I did a few months ago. I write about the Paris Tasting in more detail).