Grgich Hills Estate, Napa Valley (California) Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

($72): As usual and as expected, Grgich Hills’ current release Cabernet Sauvignon is outstanding.  I guess the question really is whether this producer can ever do anything wrong.  Year after year, the team at Grgich Hills produces stunning, balanced wines from a slew of different varieties of grapes, even Zinfandel.  The breadth of their talent is amazing.  This Cabernet, for example, is quintessential Grgich Hills’ style — bursting with flavor, yet elegant and not flamboyant.  And long — the flavors remain long after the wine has left your mouth.  And then the next sip, new flavors, black fruit, a touch of olive or other savory notes, emerge.  All of this is wrapped in suave tannins.  In a line-up of top California Cabernets, some at twice the price, it was a stand out.  All I can say is wow!
97 Michael Apstein Jun 27, 2017