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2018 Girard Petite Sirah Napa Valley

America/United States, California
Girard Petite Sirah Napa Valley
Country America/United States
Region California
Appellation Napa Valley
Winery Girard Winery
Vintage 2018
Color Red
Grapes Petite Sirah
¥5,940  (incl. tax)
Country America/United States
Region California
Appellation Napa Valley
Winery Girard Winery
Vintage 2018
Color Red
Grapes Petite Sirah
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Data
Closure Technical Cork
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 14.5%
Product Code GR-4PS--18
UPC 008176799520
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Tasting notes

The nose reveals concentrated aromas of cedar, black plum and red currant jam, jasmine tea, dusty earth and tobacco. 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.

This Petite Sirah has developed into a very sought-after wine in the Girard portfolio, with fans of the variety looking to our bottling for
the characteristic heady perfume, inky dark color, intense tannins and balanced oak integration.

Production

Vintage Notes

The 2018 vintage proved nearly ideal. Ample winter rains were followed by lots of spring and early summer sunshine. Bud break and flowering were slightly later than usual, but coincided with ideal weather conditions for healthy fruit set. The mild summer was followed by an equally ideal fall, allowing fruit to ripen with ample flavor and complexity with moderate sugar levels.

Viticulture

The fruit for this Petite Sirah was sourced from old-vine plantings in Calistoga and Pope Valley areas of the Napa Valley where a myriad of soil types, coupled with warmer temperatures, help the grapes develop rich and balanced character.