"Medium-light golden yellow: attractive forward
aggressively herbal grassy varietal aromas with a hint of mercaptan; full body; forward grassy herbal tropical fruit flavors; a bit hard on the finish; lingering aftertaste. Stylistic. Very highly recommended."
90 Points California Grapevine
|Miljenko “Mike” Grgich first gained international recognition at the celebrated “Paris Tasting” of 1976. Then, in a now-historic blind tasting, a panel of eminent French judges swirled, sniffed, and sipped an array of the fabled white Burgundies of France and a small sampling of upstart Chardonnays from the Napa Valley. When their scores were tallied, the French judges were shocked: they had chosen Mike’s 1973 Chateau Montelena Chardonnay as the finest white wine in the world. Mon Dieu! The results stunned the international wine establishment and immediately earned Mike a reputation as one of the greatest winemakers in the world.