Girard Winery

Napa Valley Old Vine Zinfandel

9.0200 ratings
8.815 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Zinfandel
Lamb, Chicken, Turkey, White Rice, Pasta, Potato, Herbs, Mushrooms, Soft Cheese, Chili & Hot Spicy, Tomato-Based, Duck, Exotic Spices, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Pork, Baking Spices, Pungent Cheese, Beef, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Angelo Casagrande

Fruity, but not a massive fruit bomb, and not liquid oak. Well- done.

Fruity, but not a massive fruit bomb, and not liquid oak. Well- done.

1 person found it helpfulAug 22nd, 2017
Justin Truskey

A smooth soft flavor with the spicy hints of blueberry, cherry and plum.

A smooth soft flavor with the spicy hints of blueberry, cherry and plum.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 20th, 2015
Jason Rzutkiewicz

Wine Blogger Jason's Wine Blog

8.5

At $9.99 this could be the holiday crowd pleaser red you are looking for. Readily approachable for casual drinkers with enough structure not to bother us winos

At $9.99 this could be the holiday crowd pleaser red you are looking for. Readily approachable for casual drinkers with enough structure not to bother us winos

1 person found it helpfulNov 27th, 2014
Kevin Guile

Enjoying 2012 with a great steak. Pairs well indeed

Enjoying 2012 with a great steak. Pairs well indeed

1 person found it helpfulOct 27th, 2014
Gord Fairholm

Great with steak.

Great with steak.

1 person found it helpfulJul 23rd, 2013
Stefan Dolhain

Fruit sourced in Calistoga, and in the south-eastern corner of Napa in the Harris Blue Ridge vineyard at 2819 feet. Medium-deep ruby red. Sweet ripe black fruit in the nose. Ripe, round, fruity attack, powerful, well-integrated alcohol and good acidity. Good lenght. 15% abv., 29,7 euro.

Fruit sourced in Calistoga, and in the south-eastern corner of Napa in the Harris Blue Ridge vineyard at 2819 feet. Medium-deep ruby red. Sweet ripe black fruit in the nose. Ripe, round, fruity attack, powerful, well-integrated alcohol and good acidity. Good lenght. 15% abv., 29,7 euro.

Oct 13th, 2016
Christy Canterbury MW

Master of Wine

9.1

One of several excellent Zins I have recently tasted. Terrific balance, dynamic spiciness and impressive balance, especially in light of the 15% alcohol (which is so integrated as to not be noticeable).

One of several excellent Zins I have recently tasted. Terrific balance, dynamic spiciness and impressive balance, especially in light of the 15% alcohol (which is so integrated as to not be noticeable).

May 25th, 2016
Jusden Aumand

2013 vintage. Nice nose with rich red fruits and fresh oak. Forward wine, jammy with descent complexity. Hides the high alcohol well. Crowd pleaser.

2013 vintage. Nice nose with rich red fruits and fresh oak. Forward wine, jammy with descent complexity. Hides the high alcohol well. Crowd pleaser.

Sep 19th, 2015
Andrew Lampasone

Owner Wine Watch Selections

8.6

Average age of the vines here 75 years old

Average age of the vines here 75 years old

Jan 8th, 2015
Ry

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

9.6

For Indiana Jones tonight!

For Indiana Jones tonight!

Jun 13th, 2013