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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

"Our 2008 vintage Petite Sirah is an inky, dark, fruit-forward wine with aromas of Baked cherry pie, ripe plum, marzipan, anise and allspice; on the palate, there’s a wonderful balance of integrated, firm tannins and crisp acidity with a soft, spicy and lingering finish. The blend is 89% Petite Sirah, 8% Zinfandel, 2% Mourvedre and 1% Grenache. Total cases produced: 5,200." -Winery

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    lots of fruit at the first taste. heavy tannins soften the fruit

    over 5 years
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    about 5 years
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