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Miljenko ‘Mike’ Grgich at 90

zin1953 Apr 16, 2013 08:43 PM


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    wincountrygirl Apr 17, 2013 05:31 AM

    Thank you for that wonderful article!

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    1. re: wincountrygirl
      Robert Lauriston Apr 17, 2013 04:36 PM

      The 1976 tasting may have rocked Napa Valley, but 87% of the grapes in Grgich's winning Chardonnay were from Sonoma.

    2. Bill Hunt Apr 17, 2013 08:03 PM

      Nice! And, thank you.

      I have had the wonderful opportunity to spend some time with Mike Grgich, over the years.

      Besides being a very good wine maker, with a focus, he has also tried to "pay back" to the regions of his origin, and has helped many, and at many levels.

      Always a perfect gentleman, and my time was well-spent.

      Thank you,


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        maria lorraine Apr 17, 2013 08:23 PM

        I agree with his talent as a winemaker, but disagree strongly about the gentleman part, as many women of Napa Valley will (and did) attest. http://napavalleyregister.com/news/wi...

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          zin1953 Apr 18, 2013 07:23 AM

          Yes, well, I wasn't going to go there, but since you brought it up . . . that is/was a serious problem with Mike, and one that always bothered me far more than his not always returning equipment he borrowed from other wineries.

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