Girard Winery, Napa Valley, California
59% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Cabernet Franc, 11% Malbec, 6% Merlot, 5% Petite Verdot
A rich garnet colour with aromasof black cherry, ripe plum and cassis. There are also nuances of leather, toasted hazelnut and winter spices. On the palate, this firmly-textured wine offers a full mouth feel with flavors of coffee, chocolate covered cherries, berry tart and currants.
Artistry 2010, 2012
Savory aromas of roasted meats with lush, concentrated blackberry liqueur. The palate opens with baking spices, dark chocolate covered espresso beans, saddle leather and opulent dark fruits. The finish has full-bodied, "dusty" tannins and a bright acidity that emphasize the wine's immaculate aging potential.
Atlas Peak Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
On the palate, the bright acidity laced with Mandarin orange, citrus peel and Bosc pear offers a welcome balance to the baking spice nose. As this wine coats the palate, note a layer of minerality and oak which does not domineer but, rather, adds character and a creamy finish to this Russian River classic.
Chardonnay 2011, 2014
Sauvignon Blanc 2012
Aromatics lean towards bright citrus, lemon peel and tropical notes. On the palate the citrus notes define themselves as lime zest with a touch of grapefruit. Tropical notes help round out the palate with hints of mango. Bright acidity helps cleanse the palate.
Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
Aromas of dark blackberries, stewed figs, chocolate mousse, mint and maple syrup. This wine has a round mouthfeel with a late onset of tannins in the front of the palate. The tannins are well integrated with a finish of leather and spice box.