Fit for a Queen

Posted by The Wine Whore |

New Arrivals:
Grgich Hills Estate

Rarely does one get the opportunity to be a part of a tradition of royalty. I am proud to announce that as the 'Wine Whore' I have been awarded the prospect of tasting some of the same wine (albeit not the same vintage) that world leaders such as Presidents Reagan and Clinton, Queen Elizabeth II and French President Fran�ois Mitterrand respectably served at state dinners over the years:

1981 - The Grgich Hills� 1979 Chardonnay is served at a White House dinner for King Juan Carlos of Spain

1982 - President Reagan takes the 1979 Grgich Hills Chardonnay to the American Embassy in France for dinner with French President Mitterrand.

1983 - Queen Elizabeth II is served the 1978 Grgich Hills Chardonnay at the home of Stanford University President Donald Kennedy.

1991 - President and Mrs. George H.W. Bush are served the 1988 Chardonnay at The White House.

1993 - President Clinton and Vice President Gore are served the 1989 Grgich Hills Chardonnay during a dinner held at the California Caf� in Los Gatos, California.

1998 - The 1995 Grgich Hills Chardonnay is served at a dinner hosted by President and Mrs. Clinton at The White House.

These famed wines are not reserved for people of famous status. In fact, these gems are actually quite easily attainable. Aside from the royal settings listed above, "every single day discriminating wine drinkers count on Grgich Hills to turn their own dinners into special occasions."

The famous reputation is not the only reason why I am anxious to taste this new arrival. Known for utilizing Biodynamic farming techniques, I am curious to see how Grgich Hill's harmony with Nature affects the balance of the wine.

Over the next several weeks, I will be tasting the following selections, including their flagship Chardonnay, which have arrived for my review from Grgich Hills Estate:

Grgich Hills Estate Grown Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
Grgich Hills Estate Grown Napa Valley Chardonnay 2006

Check back for winery and wine reviews of these selections!

Also, very special thank you to Ken and the folks from Grgich Hills Estate for their kindness, support, and willingness to share a glass of their wine for the rest of the world to enjoy.

(Read more wine reviews and info at The Wine Whore)
Photo of courtesy of Grgich Hills Estate

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Shelly said...

Sounds very appropriate for the newest prince of the wine reviews.

Enjoy and I'll look forward to hearing what you think.

That's some hype. I wonder if it will live up to your expectation.


Finesse Wines Malaysia said...

Any idea on the price per bottle ?

The Wine Whore said...

Great question! These sell for about $35-$45 a bottle. I'll also make sure to include the price in the reviews that are coming up! Cheers!

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