Girard Winery

Napa Valley Petite Sirah

9.1295 ratings
9.124 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Petite Sirah
Tomato-Based, Lamb, Potato, White Rice, Pungent Cheese, Pasta, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Beef, Chili & Hot Spicy, Mushrooms, Hard Cheese, Pork, Venison
Top Notes For
Isaac Pirolo

This checks a lot of boxes when it comes to a stellar Tuesday night bottle... under $30... high quality producer... high alcohol... Napa Valley... and straightforward in its approach, but enough complexity to satisfy the curious. It’s sourced from two Napa vineyards, one with century old vines in Calistoga and another on the backside of Howell Mountain in the hills of Pope Valley. Ripe blueberry with a bramble edge that hints at jam without being over the top. While the fruit takes center stage, there are layers of coffee, vanilla, tea, and cedar, with a chewy grip on the palate.

This checks a lot of boxes when it comes to a stellar Tuesday night bottle... under $30... high quality producer... high alcohol... Napa Valley... and straightforward in its approach, but enough complexity to satisfy the curious. It’s sourced from two Napa vineyards, one with century old vines in Calistoga and another on the backside of Howell Mountain in the hills of Pope Valley. Ripe blueberry with a bramble edge that hints at jam without being over the top. While the fruit takes center stage, there are layers of coffee, vanilla, tea, and cedar, with a chewy grip on the palate.

Nov 29th, 2017
Kristy Sammis

Girard is the only wine club I belong to, and the only winery where I consistently just love everything.

Girard is the only wine club I belong to, and the only winery where I consistently just love everything.

2 people found it helpfulOct 24th, 2014
Stefan Dolhain

Sourced from old vine plantings at Godward Vineyard in the Calistoga region as well as Juliana and Calla Lilly Vineyard in the Pope Valley region of Napa. 78% Petite Sirah and 22% Zinfandel. Dark red, purplish at the rim. Nice smell reminiscent of blueberries and cassis with a subtle touch of vanilla. Juicy dark fruit, easy-going and well-balanced. Fresh fruity medium-length finish. 2013 vintage, abv 14,5%, 7600 cases produced.

Sourced from old vine plantings at Godward Vineyard in the Calistoga region as well as Juliana and Calla Lilly Vineyard in the Pope Valley region of Napa. 78% Petite Sirah and 22% Zinfandel. Dark red, purplish at the rim. Nice smell reminiscent of blueberries and cassis with a subtle touch of vanilla. Juicy dark fruit, easy-going and well-balanced. Fresh fruity medium-length finish. 2013 vintage, abv 14,5%, 7600 cases produced.

Oct 7th, 2016
Sipping Fine Wine

Ruby with black fruit aromas and toasty spice. Wow! On the palate blackberry, plum and cranberry with a bit of fig, nuts and spice. The finish ends with vivid acidity, nice balance and some length. Drink now!

Ruby with black fruit aromas and toasty spice. Wow! On the palate blackberry, plum and cranberry with a bit of fig, nuts and spice. The finish ends with vivid acidity, nice balance and some length. Drink now!

Jun 29th, 2016
Shay A
9.4

Hello, gorgeous! Aromas of blackberry & smoked meat...crisp acidity and long finish. I was told to enjoy this '07 vintage this year and so glad I did. Girard flexes their muscles with petite sirah's and this one showed well!

Hello, gorgeous! Aromas of blackberry & smoked meat...crisp acidity and long finish. I was told to enjoy this '07 vintage this year and so glad I did. Girard flexes their muscles with petite sirah's and this one showed well!

Mar 9th, 2016
Sean Trapani

Founder/Educator Wine Fluent, Consultant ABC Fine Wines & Spirits

8.9

Agresssive fruit, soft but full tannins, a little hot out of the bottle. Did not pair well with chicken burritos.

Agresssive fruit, soft but full tannins, a little hot out of the bottle. Did not pair well with chicken burritos.

Dec 19th, 2015
Jack Russell

Owner/Vineyardist Trolley Line Vineyards

9.4

Held very nice

Held very nice

Dec 14th, 2015
Jordan Gianelli

Wow! Stellar wine for the price. Full, inky and bold upfront, the wine never reaches the point of over-saturation of either fruit, oak or tannin. Just a lot of character with a lot of harmony. Buy, buy, buy this wine.

Wow! Stellar wine for the price. Full, inky and bold upfront, the wine never reaches the point of over-saturation of either fruit, oak or tannin. Just a lot of character with a lot of harmony. Buy, buy, buy this wine.

Nov 23rd, 2015
Matt Lasater

Dense and concentrated with rich and defined aromas of coffee, meat, dark berries, chocolate and flowers. Very soft and plush on the palate. Always enjoy this varietal especially one this balanced

Dense and concentrated with rich and defined aromas of coffee, meat, dark berries, chocolate and flowers. Very soft and plush on the palate. Always enjoy this varietal especially one this balanced

May 14th, 2015
Perry Riddle

A very well executed and classy Petite Sirah.

A very well executed and classy Petite Sirah.

Jan 16th, 2015