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Girard Petite Sirah Napa Valley 2011

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Petite Sirah is one of our favorite unheralded red varietals and Girard consistently makes one of the best in Napa Valley On the nose we see blackberry compote figs and toasted spices reminiscent of the holidays The palate is starting to express its

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Girard Winery:
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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Snooth User: EMark
8478046,547
3.00 5
10/24/2013

Not as dark in the glass as a lot of Petites. Brambly, woody nose. Surprisingly not as full-bodied on the palate as I might expect. Some cherry flavors, very minimal tannin. Some tartness, but not much. Really an unusual Petite. US$19.79 at Costco in Chino Hills.


Snooth User: Stallion
381013893
3.00 5
06/28/2013

A nice wine. Good brambles of berry on the nose and palate. Tart...as most Petite Syrahs are. Light...and lacking a little backbone IMHO. Good....but needs just a little more back bone to give it the thrust that it needs. Cheers!


Snooth User: MrRiesling
2015421,374
4.00 5
12/28/2013

Four glasses



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Petite Sirah is one of our favorite unheralded red varietals and Girard consistently makes one of the best in Napa Valley On the nose we see blackberry compote figs and toasted spices reminiscent of the holidays The palate is starting to express its

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