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Girard Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2016

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Vintage Notes: The 2016 vintage for Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon remained on track with previous years in terms of smaller yields of slightly smaller clusters. The quality of the lower yields remained high, in spite of early concerns about the few heat spikes during early summer months. Fortunately, cooler August temperatures slowed ripening to a luxurious pace which allowed us to harvest each parcel at optimal ripeness. Vineyard Notes: For this blend, Cabernet was sourced from various vineyards throughout Napa Valley - St Helena, Rutherford, Atlas Peak, Yountville & Diamond Mountain - making this a well-rounded wine and a true representation of Napa Valley appellations. Tasting Notes: Ripe, brooding and dense, the nose reveals hints of cocoa, raspberry and black plum. On the palate, this well-structured wine reveals red and black berry fruit, wet stone-like minerality and savory dried herbs. Palate coating and full-bodied, this wine has a luxuriously long finish.

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The narrow, winding road up Sage Canyon leads a traveler to one of Napa Valley's best kept secrets: Pritchard Hill, where mountain wineries such as Bryant Family, Colgin and Chappellet have carved a niche into the steep slopes. It's here that you will find the vineyards from which Girard's 93-point Cabernet was born. Girard was founded 35 years ago at the dawn of New Age winemaking in Californi... Read more
The narrow, winding road up Sage Canyon leads a traveler to one of Napa Valley's best kept secrets: Pritchard Hill, where mountain wineries such as Bryant Family, Colgin and Chappellet have carved a niche into the steep slopes. It's here that you will find the vineyards from which Girard's 93-point Cabernet was born. Girard was founded 35 years ago at the dawn of New Age winemaking in California. Since its inception, Girard Winery's quest has remained unchanged: to seek out world-class vineyards and produce from them, wines that in every way possible, reflect the breathtakingly rare terroir in which the grapes were grown. On hillsides high above Napa Valley, Cabernet Sauvignon is king. And Girard winemaker Marco DiGiulio lets terroir - or the vineyard - determine his choice of varietals. It's no wonder Girard's Cabernet ripens well on the rugged terrain of Napa's mountain appellations, with views that stretch clear across the valley. At lower altitudes, richer soils are more suitable to growing white grapes such as Sauvignon Blanc and red grapes like Merlot. As a result, Girard has dedicated much of its valley floor acreage to these varietals. Additionally, the winery sources a small amount of Cabernet Franc, Zinfandel and Petite Sirah from individual growers in other parts of the valley. The Chardonnay in the winery's portfolio also comes from grapes grown in Sonoma's upscale Russian River Valley. For more than three decades, Girard has celebrated its sense of place in the California wine country. With the right grapes from the right locations, this Napa Valley winery offers a line-up that features both power and finesse - the hallmark of great California wine. Discover Girard's remarkable wines for yourself. Read less

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Source: We Speak Wine
12/05/2018

Vintage Notes: The 2016 vintage for Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon remained on track with previous years in terms of smaller yields of slightly smaller clusters. The quality of the lower yields remained high, in spite of early concerns about the few heat spikes during early summer months. Fortunately, cooler August temperatures slowed ripening to a luxurious pace which allowed us to harvest each parcel at optimal ripeness. Vineyard Notes: For this blend, Cabernet was sourced from various vineyards throughout Napa Valley - St Helena, Rutherford, Atlas Peak, Yountville & Diamond Mountain - making this a well-rounded wine and a true representation of Napa Valley appellations. Tasting Notes: Ripe, brooding and dense, the nose reveals hints of cocoa, raspberry and black plum. On the palate, this well-structured wine reveals red and black berry fruit, wet stone-like minerality and savory dried herbs. Palate coating and full-bodied, this wine has a luxuriously long finish.



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