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.
Vintner Pat Roney and winemaking team, Marco DiGiulio and Glenn Hugo, have forged decades-long relationships with growers throughout the valley, with grapes sourced from vineyards such as Rutherford, Howell Mountain, and Mt. Veeder. Each vintage, they are proud to select fruit from the best sites ranging from mountaintop Cabernet Sauvignon to valley floor Sauvignon Blanc to reflect wines that are authentically Napa.
This Petite Sirah has developed into a very sought-after wine in the Girard portfolio, with fans of the variety looking to their bottling for the characteristic heady perfume, inky dark color, intense tannins and balanced oak integration.
The 2018 vintage of Girard's Petit Sirah reveals concentrated aromas of cedar, black plum and red currant jam, jasmine tea, dusty earth and tobacco on the nose. The palate is dense with flavors of blackberry preserves, vanilla, and savory dried herbs. The finish reveals notes of oak influence—spice, vanilla and savory barrel toast. The tannins are bold, ripe and integrated, creating a lingering and mouth-coating finish.