Girard Winery Cabernet Franc Napa Valley 2008
Our Oakville Cabernet Franc is always an important component of our Artistry (Napa Valley Red) wine. With each vintage, our evaluation panel determines whether a portion of the Cabernet Franc should be set aside for bottling as a unique varietal.
The 2005 Cabernet Franc made the grade and we are very excited with the prospects for this wine. The blend consists of 96% Cabernet Franc and 2% Malbec, and small amounts of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Dark ruby red, with lush notes of blackberry, kirsch, blueberry and very subtle notes of herbs and spices. The soft but firm tannins are evident showing the ageing potential of this wine. Total cases made: 347. We only produce our Cabernet Franc in exceptional vintage years.