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2018 Girard Old Vine Zinfandel Napa Valley

America/United States, California
Girard Old Vine Zinfandel Napa Valley
Country America/United States
Region California
Appellation Napa Valley
Winery Girard Winery
Vintage 2018
Color Red
Varietal(s) 94% Zinfandel, 1% Petite Sirah, 1% Mourvèdre, 1% Grenache
¥5,280  (incl. tax)
Country America/United States
Region California
Appellation Napa Valley
Winery Girard Winery
Vintage 2018
Color Red
Varietal(s) 94% Zinfandel, 1% Petite Sirah, 1% Mourvèdre, 1% Grenache
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Data
Closure Technical Cork
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 15.0%
Product Code GR-4ZN--18
UPC 008176258355
Inventory In Stock
Owning & Enjoying

Tasting notes

The nose reveals racy aromas of blackberry jam, bergamot citrus and black pepper. The palate is medium-weight and endowed with lush flavors black plum and cherry, dried herbs. Savory notes are imparted by the American oak, while the Hungarian oak elevates Zinfandels’ characteristic sweet spice, and the French oak affords the wine a smooth and luxurious finish.


Fusion Barrels are fast becoming a hallmark of the Girard barrel aging regime, but what are they? Produced by World Cooperage, this
series of barrels is custom designed and tailored specifically to our winemaker’s specifications. A custom blend of different oak species, literally a fusion of oak, crafted into a single barrel with the intention of imparting complexity and nuance in the wine aged therein.

Production

Vintage Notes

The 2018 vintage proved nearly ideal with even ripening and a long, evenly paced harvest. Yields were slightly below average and grape
quality was quite high.

Viticulture

Sourced from select vineyards, including Morgan vineyard in the southeastern area of Napa Valley where the cooler climate affords
grapes brisk acidity and bright fruit flavors. Another key source, Godward vineyard in Calistoga, is planted with older vines, and adds
deep wells of flavor and polished character to our Old Vine Zinfandel.

Vinification

Aging 18 months in Fusion barrels comprised of French, American and Hungarian oak, 40% new

TA: 6.8 g/L | pH 3.69 | Residual Sugar: 2.1 g/L