Girard Winery Petite Sirah Napa Valley 2019
Aromas of violets, cassis, espresso, dark chocolate & vanilla bean fill the glass. On the palate the dark currant, blackberry cobbler & bacon notes fill the palate as the finish showcases bright acidity and rich, thick tannins.
Textbook conditions saw near-ideal Spring bud break, steady flowering, even fruit set, and a lengthy stretch of warm days and cool and often foggy nights during the long summer months. Late and light rains held off until our vineyards found optimal ripeness, bringing exceptional quality to the crush pad and into the cellar. In addition to exception quality Napa experienced one of the largest harvests in quite a while. This "fruitful" harvest also brought very balanced ripeness/acidity and intense flavors. Our Petite Sirah vineyards were excellent examples of this balanced growing season.