2017 Mixed Blacks
Napa Valley

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Ripe fruit flavors with refined oak integration.

2017 Girard Mixed Blacks, Napa Valley, 750ml
Wine Type
Bottle Size
Napa Valley
Red Wine Blend
Varietal Specifics
Mixed Blacks
Alcohol content
French, American and Hungarian Oak, 45% new
Case Production

Vintage Notes
The 2017 growing season was a bit of a roller-coaster with heavy winter rains leading to vigorous vine growth in spring. Bloom came early, in parallel with an eclectic range of springtime temperatures. Moderate early summer temperatures gave way to several heat waves throughout the summer and into fall, heightening the rate of ripening and flavor development in the grapes, and ushering in in a slightly early harvest.

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 laden with heady blackberry, cassis and red licorice. The palate showcases ripe fruit flavors reminiscent of blood orange, pomegranate and blackberry cobbler. 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.

Field Blend believed to include Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Syrah, Grenache, and Mourvèdre