|Brand||Grgich Hills Estate|
|Appellation||Napa Valley, California|
|Oak Treatment||French Oak|
|Total Varietal Composition %||100% Chardonnay|
This Paris Tasting Commemorative Chardonnay opens with aromas of tart kaffir lime, fresh sweet mango, dried lemon zest and fragrant beeswax followed by subtle notes of fruity, floral verbena and rich vanilla. The palate displays fresh citrus notes, honey blossom, juicy green pear and succulent pineapple. The fruit expression on the front palate is extraordinarily clean and crisp and leads into a dense and complex minerality on the mid-palate. The acid and fruit are balanced beautifully, and the wine has a clean and long finish.
Winemaker Ivo Jeramaz joined his uncle at Grgich Hills Estate in 1986 and has since become the wineries winemaker and VP of vineyards and production. Ivo has always had a passion for organic and regenerative farming practices. He has committed to farming each of our five estate vineyards organically without the assistance of pesticides or herbicides.
"At Grgich Hills, we grow grapes like my grandfather did, farming without chemicals and pesticides," Ivo says. "Mike taught me early in my career that you need great grapes to make great wine. Over the years, I’ve focused on working with the land. Through our natural farming, it’s been very rewarding to see the soil alive with healthier plants than under conventional farming. It allows the wines to be more authentic—more distinctive."
The health of the vineyards has and always will be a top priority for Grgich Hills Estate. With each glass of their wine, they hope that you can have the confidence that they have grown the best grapes possible in healthy, organically farmed vineyards.