The 2009 vintage Petite Sirah is an inky, dark, fruit-forward wine with aromas of baked black cherry tart, dark plum, Tahitian vanilla bean, anise and allspice; on the palate, there's a balance of integrated, firm tannins and bright acidity with a soft, spicy and lingering finish.
Blend: 98% Petite Sirah, 2% Zinfandel
What a mellow-toned P.S.! Possibly the mature vines (some over 100 years) from the Godward Vineyard. The pleasurable baked goods - think blackberry tart and the juiciest plums - enjoy interaction with vanilla spice.
Thirty years after first planting its vineyards, Girard continues to produce wine reflecting the quality that has made Napa Valley the most famous New World wine growing region in the world. Napa’s rise to fame was punctuated by a renaissance that began at the same time Girard was setting down its own roots.
Today, Girard is experiencing a similar rebirth of sorts. Longtime California vintner Pat Roney purchased the winery shortly after the new millenium.... View More