Girard Winery

Napa Valley Petite Sirah

9.079 ratings
9.14 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
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
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
Angelo Esposito

Disappointed never opened up.

Disappointed never opened up.

Feb 7th, 2018
Natalie Cullen

Yum! With the Cruz’s

Yum! With the Cruz’s

Oct 21st, 2017
Angelo Casagrande

Well- made wine. Had it with smoked short ribs. Stood up well; firm tannins, beautiful fruit, balanced. No heat whatsoever. Impressive PS.

Well- made wine. Had it with smoked short ribs. Stood up well; firm tannins, beautiful fruit, balanced. No heat whatsoever. Impressive PS.

Sep 25th, 2017
Jonathan Kozaczuk

More balanced than I was expecting. Blueberry, coffee, leather and cedar on the palate. Enough acidity to round it out. Long, tannic finish with a bit of a vegetal note to it.

More balanced than I was expecting. Blueberry, coffee, leather and cedar on the palate. Enough acidity to round it out. Long, tannic finish with a bit of a vegetal note to it.

Aug 27th, 2017
Marshall Todd Herron DPM

Girard 2013 Petite Sirah at 14.5% is kicking it!!!! I could drink this entire bottle by myself. The color is not opaque but darker than most sirahs. It is a petite grape so this is expected. The bouquet is lavender and lilac. The initial palate is blueberry, blackberry, and dark cherry. Then comes the chocolate with a buttery smooth finish leaving your tongue very dry. What a great wine! Fantastic job guys. Cheers to Girard vineyards.

Girard 2013 Petite Sirah at 14.5% is kicking it!!!! I could drink this entire bottle by myself. The color is not opaque but darker than most sirahs. It is a petite grape so this is expected. The bouquet is lavender and lilac. The initial palate is blueberry, blackberry, and dark cherry. Then comes the chocolate with a buttery smooth finish leaving your tongue very dry. What a great wine! Fantastic job guys. Cheers to Girard vineyards.

Aug 24th, 2017
Ed Anderson

Really surprised by this wine. Love the fruit.

Really surprised by this wine. Love the fruit.

Dec 28th, 2016