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Girard Petite Sirah
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Wine Details

Vineyard

Girard

Varietal

Petite Sirah

Style

Red

Wine Description

(From 2013 Vintage) Textbook conditions saw near-ideal spring bud break, steady flowering, even fruit set, and a lengthy stretch of warm days and cool and often foggy nights. Late and light rains held off until Napa Valley’s treasured wine grapes found optimal ripeness, bringing exceptional quality to the crush pad and into the cellar. The abundance of perfectly ripe grapes—with a smooth balance of acids and sugars—provided a broad sweep of opportunities for winemakers to cull only the most select fruit.

Winemaker's Notes

The Girard Petite Sirah is developing quite the cult following." The 2003 vintage smashed onto the scene, much bigger than previous incarnations. Big blackberry, bountiful blueberry and powerful plum characteristics await the patient consumer. All of the fruit we use to make this wine comes from the small clone Petite Sirah, which we believe delivers richer concentration and brighter flavors. The blend is 90% Petite Sirah, 8% Zinfandel and 2% Carignane. 3217 cases produced.

Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Spectator
    (From 2012 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 07/31/2014
  • Robert Parker
    (From 2010 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 12/18/2012
  • Robert Parker
    (From 2010 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 12/18/2012
  • Robert Parker
    (From 2010 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 12/18/2012
  • Robert Parker
    (From 2010 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 12/18/2012