15 Ratings
Girard Winery Old Vine Zinfandel Napa Valley

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Wine Description

In keeping with the well established Girard style, this Old Vine Zinfandel is a beautifully balanced expression of unique terroir. There's a plethora of ripe red fruit from the old vines. Their natural spiciness is augmented by the judicious use of oak to add complexity. This is a silky, juicy zinfandel which will complement a wide range of foods. The natural acidity makes it a perfect foil to tomato based sauces as well as grilled meats.

Winemaker's Notes

The grapes were hand-sorted and crushed to stainless steel fermentors. Pumpovers were done as gently as possible to avoid undesirable harsh tannin extraction. Pressed at dryness to 85% French and 15% American oak with a composition of 40% new oak for both barrel types.

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    This is a spectacular zin. It deserves WAY more than 88 points. DEE-licious!

    about 4 years
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    from the wine club

    about 5 years