2015 Mixed Blacks

Napa Valley

$60.00
Qty
Wine Type
Red
Bottle Size
750ml
Vintage
2015
Appellation
Napa Valley
Varietal
Red Wine Blend
Alcohol content
15%
Barrel
Fusion barrels comprised of French, American and Hungarian oak, 35% of which was new
Acidity
3.51
Case Production
850
Release Type
Current

Vintage Notes
The 2015 vintage was marked by another year of drought in the Napa Valley. While quality was high, yields were low. Fortunately, that which we did harvest was endowed with depth of character and concentrated flavors.

Vineyard Notes
This fruit was sourced from the Godward Vineyard in Calistoga from century old head-pruned vines. Inter-planted varietals from the turn of the century make this a nod to California’s wine growing heritage and the field blends it first produced.

Tasting Notes
The aromatics are brooding with dark fruit notes and laced with baking spice and floral aromas. The palate showcases jammy blackberry pie with notes of clove and cracked black pepper. Typical of this vineyard, the fruit character is bold but balanced by bright acidity. The finish is lengthy across the palate with smooth tannins and refined oak integration.

About This Wine
The Mixed Blacks vineyard, planted in Calistoga over 100 years ago, is an homage to California’s winegrowing heritage. When immigrants first settled here, they brought with them vine cuttings from their villages and planted what would later become known as field blends. These unique vineyards produced wines that were shared among family, traded with neighbors and offer a nod to the farmers who settled in wine country.

Fusion Barrels are fast becoming a hallmark of the Girard barrel aging regime, but what are they? Produced by World Cooperage, this series of barrels is custom designed and tailored specifically to our winemaker’s specifications. A custom blend of different oak species, literally a fusion of oak, crafted into a single barrel with the intention of imparting complexity and nuance in the wine aged therein.

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