2018 Girard Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage : 2018
Region : Napa Valley
Country : USA
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.
Supple red berry and tart cherry aromas on the nose develop into savory spices, cocoa and black plum flavors as they coat the palate. A textural experience, this wine is vibrant on the tongue with undulating flavors of raspberry jam, dusty minerality and vanilla lead to a powerful finish.
91 Pts, James Suckling
Blackberries, currants, mocha, dried herbs, chocolate and walnuts on the nose. Full-bodied with firm, sleek tannins. Flavorful, savory finish. Drink or hold.