Thirty years after planting their first vineyard, Girard continues their fine tradition of producing highly rated wines. Gaining critical acclaim for excellent wines at great values, Girard Winery has been repeatedly hailed by the Wine Spectator and others as among the best in the region.
This expressive, well-balanced red was produced with grapes sourced from the Mount Veeder sub-region of Napa Valley. The nose unfolds gently with blackberry, cassis and sweet cherry aromas supported by hints of graphite, pipe tobacco, cedar and violet. A wash of ripe dark fruit envelops the palate adorned with dark chocolate, espresso bean and sweet vanilla. Dry, medium-bodied with firm tannin, balancing fresh acidity and refined structure, it offers a delicious, lengthy, fruit driven finish. Enjoy with magret de canard and plum compote.