2015 Cabernet Sauvignon
Calistoga

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2015 Girard Cabernet Sauvignon, Calistoga, 750ml
$100.00
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Wine Type
Red
Bottle Size
750ml
Vintage
2015
Appellation
Calistoga
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol content
15%
Oak
French oak, 80% new
Time in Oak
26 months
Case Production
196

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. We were able to pick at phenolic ripeness while maintaining moderate sugar levels, affording us the chance to craft wines with moderate alcohol, lively acidity and bright fruit flavors.

Vineyard Notes
Sourced from the Tenma Vineyard in Jericho Canyon in northeastern Calistoga where the soil is comprised of fluvial fan deposits. Here the vines bask in long summer sunshine and develop grapes with rich, inky color and afford the wine intensity, character and energy on the palate.

Tasting Notes
Dense purple in the glass, and endowed with aromas of dark fruit, cassis, cigar box and wet stone. The palate reveals brooding dark fruit; black cherries, blackberry jam and plums with hints of nutmeg, and dried herbs. The finish is laced with powerful yet precise tannins, affording this Cabernet a velvety texture across the expansive palate with a kiss of black pepper.

Composition
100% Cabernet Sauvignon.