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Girard Winery Chardonnay Russian River Valley 2009

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To obtain a balanced, food-friendly Chardonnay, we source our fruit from the cooler areas of the Russian River Valley – the majority of our Chardonnay comes from Dutton Ranch. The cooling, marine-layer influences enable our fruit to be picked with a high level of acidity, resulting in a bright, fresh and food-friendly wine. The French oak aging on our 2009 Russian River Chardonnay, offers up wonderful aromas of citrus, tropical fruit, vanilla and crème brûlée. On the palate, there's a rich, creamy texture from sur lie aging that's balanced with surprising acidity that enables the wine to pair very well with pork, chicken, fish and salads; but we're confident you'll also enjoy our Russian River Chardonnay by itself.

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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
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3.50 5
01/08/2012

Had this with a grilled chicken, last night. Medium bodied, some oak, some butter, minimal acid, slight fruit (kiwi). I found it robust enough match the richness of the meal. US$18.99 at Total WInes.


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
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2.50 5
06/26/2011

Nice front and mid palate, but has some high acid and alcohol on the finish. A bit unbalanced for my taste. - Tasted at winery 12/30/10


External Reviews for Girard Winery Chardonnay Russian River Valley

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

Full-bodied, offering a solid core of ripe pear and apple flavors, with a touch of hazelnut on the finish. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

Delicate honeycrisp apple and melon rind flavors cool this wine down, while mild vanillin scents of oak and a touch of heat warm it up. The cool fruit wins out in the finish. A light-boded wine for grilled sea bass.


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Source: NapaCabs.com
08/06/2011

Offers up wonderful aromas of citrus, tropical fruit, vanilla and cr me br l e. On the palate, there's a rich, creamy texture from sur lie aging that's balanced with surprising acidity that enables the wine to pair very well with pork, chicken, fish and salads; but we're confident you'll also enjoy our Russian River Chardonnay by itself.


External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
07/06/2011

WS 87 Pts - According to Wine Spectator - Combines ripe tropical fruit, with hints of green pineapple and touches of citrus. Clean, pure, moderately ripe and complex. Winemakers Notes - The French oak aging on our 2009 Russian River Chardonnay, offers up wonderful aromas of citrus, tropical fruit, vanilla and crème brûlée. On the palate, there's a rich, creamy texture from sur lie aging that's balanced with surprising acidity that enables the wine to pair very well with pork, chicken, fish and salads; but we're confident you'll also enjoy our Russian River Chardonnay by itself.



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To obtain a balanced, food-friendly Chardonnay, we source our fruit from the cooler areas of the Russian River Valley – the majority of our Chardonnay comes from Dutton Ranch. The cooling, marine-layer influences enable our fruit to be picked with a high level of acidity, resulting in a bright, fresh and food-friendly wine. The French oak aging on our 2009 Russian River Chardonnay, offers up wonderful aromas of citrus, tropical fruit, vanilla and crème brûlée. On the palate, there's a rich, creamy texture from sur lie aging that's balanced with surprising acidity that enables the wine to pair very well with pork, chicken, fish and salads; but we're confident you'll also enjoy our Russian River Chardonnay by itself.

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