Girard Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2005
Why? Extremely rare release. Less than 250 cases. The only other source for this Porthos Exclusive is the winery�s private tasting room high atop Pritchard Hill overlooking Napa Valley. The vineyard for this wine sits directly adjacent to Bryant Family Vineyards ($750+ per bottle Cabernet and larger production) TASTE? This is an outstanding combination of a MASSIVE, age-worthy Cabernet experience with a truly sublime wine (rarely associated with Big Napa Cab.s!) featuring rich blackberry, dark cherry, a hint of vanilla and mocha flavors combined with silky smooth tannins that climax for a finish lasting a full 30 seconds. This delectable wine offers an exquisite experience tonight + promises to age gracefully for the next decade, peaking around 2014 in our estimate. DON�T MISS this rare wine worthy of at least 6 - 12 slots in any serious cellar!
Girard artistry 2005 has a lovely, lovely nose. A medium mouthfeel, with a nice, if not extravagant finish. The flavor mixes red and black fruits. Probably worth its 90 rating.
It was this wine that first showed me that at the intersection of great wine, good food, and amazing friends there is real joy in wine. It is wines like this that add life to life! Being a relative newbie, I had the pleasure of enjoying this wine at a private tasting while visiting Napa Valley. It was paired with some aged sharp cheddar that made the richness and complexity of this wine jump out of the glass and onto my palate. I will never be the same.
Big, bad, cellar worthy and not so easy to find. Intense and complex. Give it some bottle time
Tasted at Sunset Wine Club during the Celebration Weekend 2011. Just incredible flavors.
External Reviews for Girard Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
Wine Tasting NotesThe vintage is a brilliantly-colored, dark ruby wine with aromas of ripe cherries, red plum, lavender, cinnamon and allspice. There are also hints of tobacco, mocha, toasted walnuts and anise. On the palate, this smooth-textured wine offers a full-mouth, medium bodied feel. The firm tannins are very well integrated, making the wine elegant and approachable at an early age. There are multiple layers to this complex blend that reveal themselves through decanting or by giving the wine time to open up in the glass.
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