Girard Winery

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.1328 ratings
9.231 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Weijie Shi (Jay)

Uninteresting over polished wine.

Uninteresting over polished wine.

Aug 21st, 2018
John Miller

Minerality, black and red fruit on the nose. Medium body, medium tannin, but earthy, minerality and fruity complexity.

Minerality, black and red fruit on the nose. Medium body, medium tannin, but earthy, minerality and fruity complexity.

1 person found it helpfulMay 2nd, 2018
Ephos Knight

Oh my lord. What an extremely balanced, smooth wine. The aroma/nose is perfect, youthful fruits and berries, oak; but the taste is where it's really at. Sublime, smooth, nothing prominent, nothing hidden, all of them sitting in a equal row, like an extremely high end pair of headphones, nearly clinical. High alcohol content, low viscosity, translucent ruby color, presence of gas. What an absolutely incredible wine -- and it's from California!!!

Oh my lord. What an extremely balanced, smooth wine. The aroma/nose is perfect, youthful fruits and berries, oak; but the taste is where it's really at. Sublime, smooth, nothing prominent, nothing hidden, all of them sitting in a equal row, like an extremely high end pair of headphones, nearly clinical. High alcohol content, low viscosity, translucent ruby color, presence of gas. What an absolutely incredible wine -- and it's from California!!!

1 person found it helpfulApr 14th, 2018
R Chiappetta

I always recommend Girard

I always recommend Girard

1 person found it helpfulJul 1st, 2016
Brendan Nester

Needs to breathe . . . . 10/15

Needs to breathe . . . . 10/15

1 person found it helpfulOct 10th, 2015
Bob Highfill

Hey, Napa cab here. Oak smokiness and vanilla, really remarkable nose, like Girard to have a dry, intense, cab. Delish.

Hey, Napa cab here. Oak smokiness and vanilla, really remarkable nose, like Girard to have a dry, intense, cab. Delish.

1 person found it helpfulAug 8th, 2015
Ted O
8.9

Nice cab, but lacked enough nuance to crack 90. Enjoyed at Giada.

Nice cab, but lacked enough nuance to crack 90. Enjoyed at Giada.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 28th, 2015
Ry

Winemaker Chateau Ghetto, Cellar Stag's Leap Wine Cellars,

9.7

Always love Girard. I miss it.

Always love Girard. I miss it.

1 person found it helpfulMay 9th, 2013
Donald Patz

Owner/Winemaker Patz & Hall

10

Overlooked and considered austere on release it's blossomed into something special.

Overlooked and considered austere on release it's blossomed into something special.

1 person found it helpfulApr 30th, 2013
Donald Patz

Owner/Winemaker Patz & Hall

9.2

Strangely there are two unmarked versions of this wine; one filtered the other not. I believe this to be the filtered version. The crunchy tannins have folded in and the pure cherry/cassis and menthol notes are in full display. Really good.

Strangely there are two unmarked versions of this wine; one filtered the other not. I believe this to be the filtered version. The crunchy tannins have folded in and the pure cherry/cassis and menthol notes are in full display. Really good.

Jun 5th, 2017