Grgich Hills Estate

40th Anniversary of The Judgment of Paris Tasting
2015 Chardonnay
Los Carneros

2016 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 20 | Lot No. 3
Vintage

2015

Grgich Hills Estate

40th Anniversary of The Judgment of Paris Tasting

Chardonnay
Los Carneros

10 cases produced

Highlights

  • We’re celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Judgement of Paris tasting
  • The winning Chardonnay was crafted by Mike Grgich, beating the best of French white wines
  • To commemorate this victory we created an exquisite Chardonnay grown on our best Old Wente clone
  • Grown naturally, without artificial fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides and relying on wild yeast

This rare expression of Napa Valley winemaking is one of only 120 bottles that will ever be made. Think of it as a bit of Napa Valley history in your cellar and celebrated in a glass with friends and family. Your Premiere Napa Valley wine celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Judgement of Paris tasting when the winning Chardonnay was crafted by Mike Grgich, beating the best of French white wines. To commemorate this victory, they created an exquisite Chardonnay grown on their best Old Wente clone. These grapes were grown naturally, without artificial fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides and relied on wild yeast fermentation.


Wine Facts

  • Sustainably produced
  • Organically produced (also commonly called "organically grown")
  • Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled

Miljenko Grgich

Winemaker, Grgich Hills Estate

Winemaker, Miljenko Grgich

I have worked for some of the legends of Napa Valley: Lee Stewart, of the original Souverain Cellars; Brother Timothy at Christian Brothers; for almost nine years for Andre Tchelistcheff at Beaulieu Vineyards; for Robert Mondavi; and then Chateau Montelena, where the Chardonnay that I crafted won the famed 1976 Paris Tasting. I then partnered with Austin Hills to start Grgich Hills Cellars on Independence Day 1977.

Country born: Croatia

Education: University of Zagreb, viticultural and enology.

Years in the wine industry: 30+ years

Honors / Awards:
Inducted into the Vintners Hall of Fame in 2008.

Winemaking Philosophy:
Our goal remains the same as when I started the winery more than 35 years ago: to craft a wine that is harmonized. To me, that means not too much oak, not too much alcohol, not too much of any one attribute. In other words, we craft a whole wine that is a pleasure to drink.

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