Girard Winery

Napa County Cabernet Sauvignon

8.945 ratings
8.43 pro ratings
Napa County, North Coast, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Sofia Horvath

Strong tannins. I like that.

Strong tannins. I like that.

Sep 30th, 2016
Sipping Fine Wine

Deep red with black fruit aromas and some gentle spice. The palate shows ripe blackberries and black cherries, some vanilla spice cedar and cacao. The tannins are firm, a tad drying, with balanced acidity. Much better than 2011.

Deep red with black fruit aromas and some gentle spice. The palate shows ripe blackberries and black cherries, some vanilla spice cedar and cacao. The tannins are firm, a tad drying, with balanced acidity. Much better than 2011.

May 10th, 2016
G D
8.8

Lots of tannins. Robust. (2019)

Lots of tannins. Robust. (2019)

Oct 20th, 2019
Mark Flesher

Some honorable mentions from the clean-out:. This is The Little engine that could wine. I didn't give this one a snowball's chance of still being good. Actually turns out that this one has a fair amount of black cherry on both nose and palate. Hint of cola in the middle. Some smoked meats towards the finish. I think this is definitely over the hill, but I would say if you like your cabs with a little bit of funk to them moreso than just traditional aged notes, this is the time to drink these.... If you haven't already. This bottle was kind of wedged in the back! Definitely not going to get any better in the bottle.

Some honorable mentions from the clean-out:. This is The Little engine that could wine. I didn't give this one a snowball's chance of still being good. Actually turns out that this one has a fair amount of black cherry on both nose and palate. Hint of cola in the middle. Some smoked meats towards the finish. I think this is definitely over the hill, but I would say if you like your cabs with a little bit of funk to them moreso than just traditional aged notes, this is the time to drink these.... If you haven't already. This bottle was kind of wedged in the back! Definitely not going to get any better in the bottle.

Feb 2nd, 2019
James Ayling

Here with good friends in Philadelphia, a lovely little bottle! Cherry notes with spiced oak. Great price point.

Here with good friends in Philadelphia, a lovely little bottle! Cherry notes with spiced oak. Great price point.

Dec 16th, 2018
Mark Hutchison

Loved it!

Loved it!

May 13th, 2017
Hannah

So so good. The best wine yet. Smooth and good tannins.

So so good. The best wine yet. Smooth and good tannins.

Dec 20th, 2016
Brad Wilks

Yummy though not the most complex cab

Yummy though not the most complex cab

Oct 21st, 2016
Theo Olinger

Chocolate, raspberry, kinda light tannins, slightly dry

Chocolate, raspberry, kinda light tannins, slightly dry

Jul 26th, 2016