2014 Girard Cabernet Sauvignon
Country : USA
Vintage : 2014
Region : Napa Valley
Aromatics showcase dark fruit notes intertwined with mocha and vanilla bean. Baking spice notes also blend with hints of aged cigar box. On the palate we see blackberry and cassis, mocha powder and a touch of rich leather. The finish of the Cabernet showcases rich dark fruit and expressive tannins.
For the past 40 years, Girard has been singularly dedicated to ensuring balance in their wines. This is achieved by meticulously focusing on making choices that respect the grapes and Napa Valley heritage at each step of the winemaking process. They work closely with long-time growers in both mountain and valley vineyards to ensure vines are nurtured to develop balanced sugar and acidity in the grapes when it comes time to harvest. In their state-of-the-art winery, they employ innovative barrel technology to bring out the ripe fruit characteristics during the fermentation and aging process. The dedication to quality throughout the winemaking process is evident in the consistently award-winning wines that offer richness, complexity and balance in each sip.
Aromatics suggest cigar box, bold black fruit and notes of graphite. On the palate, red, blue and black fruits are balanced by hints of currant, vanilla and mocha. The young tannins will evolve over time and help expand the long finish.
Attractive Napa cabernet with all the opulent fruit and subtle chocolate character you can appreciate in a wine from here, yet it shows freshness and polished tannins to boot.
Smooth-textured and easy to enjoy, with supple green and black olive, currant and spice notes. Offers a kiss of light oak and a finish that replays the fruit themes. Drink now through 2027.