2013 Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley , Mt. Veeder

90 points - Robert Parker

Wine Type
Bottle Size
Napa Valley
Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol content
French oak
Time in Oak
20 months
Case Production
Release Type

Vintage Notes
Textbook conditions saw near-ideal spring bud break, steady flowering, even fruit set, and a lengthy stretch of warm days and cool and often foggy nights during the long summer months. Late and light rains held off until Napa Valley's treasured wine grapes found optimal ripeness, bringing exceptional quality to the crush pad and into the cellar. The abundance of perfectly ripe grapes - with a smooth balance of acids and sugars - provided a broad sweep of opportunities for winemakers to cull only the most select fruit. The vineyards of Mt. Veeder are intentionally farmed at lower yields bringing only the very best grape to harvest.

Tasting Notes
Aromatics note dried herb, black fruit and mocha. On the palate, we note a blend of black currant and raspberry jam filled out by notes of vanilla, cinnamon and a hint of tobacco leaf.

About this Wine
A perfect example of our commitment to Napa terroir is our beloved Mountain Series Cabernets. What began with Atlas Peak and Diamond Mountain evolved into a full offering of wines that showcase characteristics of each sub-appellation that are inherently unique. Part of what makes these wines so special is that they are variable – although we are sourcing from exceptional vineyards in Napa, to make them Girard, they have to be perfect; if they aren’t perfect, they aren’t made.

Wine Advocate, Robert Parker 2015 - 90 Points
“The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Mt. Veeder shows the white flowers and bluish fruit that is so much a part of this mountain appellation. The wine has a dense ruby/purple color and excellent fruit and is certainly one of my favorites of these Girard offerings.”
-Robert Parker

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