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Rating: C
Dec 30th, 2008
6795 Washington Street, Yountville, CA 94599

Phone: (707) 968-9297

Hours: 10am to 6pm Daily

Club/Discounts: 20% Discount

Tasting Fees: 4 wines for $10. Collectors Wines: $5 each

We all enjoyed visiting the new tasting room for Girard in Yountville. The tasting room is pretty much a wine bar, and you can call in without an appointment or call ahead and get a private tasting for $40 each. The wine bar is large, with different rooms available, and is very comfortable. I was also impressed with the wines. It is nice having the tasting room in the town of Yountville as people can walk from hotels without having to drive.

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2005 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon - Pritchard Hill ($75)Rating: C
Dec 30th, 2008
Robert Parker gave this wine 93 points and claimed it to be the finest wine to come out of Girard. We tasted it straight out of the bottle and it is a beautiful wine that will only get better. Big fruit and finish. Very tasty. I would like to come back to this in a few years as the rating will no doubt improve
2006 Old Vine Zinfandel ($24)Rating: C
Dec 30th, 2008
      Best Value Zinfandel of 2008
      Best Zinfandel of 2008

Surprisingly good Zinfandel and excellent value at $24. Nice fruit and a good smooth finish
2005 Artistry ($40)Rating: B-C
Dec 30th, 2008
Blend of 5 Bordeaux varietal grapes, 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Cab Franc, 14% Petite Verdot, 9% Malbec, 1% Merlot. Flagship wine from Girard. Smooth, well rounded with good fruit and smooth tannins. Nice wine
2005 Cabernet Franc ($40)Rating: B-C
Dec 30th, 2008
"Smokey". A nice wine. Dark ruby red. "Blackberry"
2005 Diamond Mountain Cabernet ($75)Rating: B-C
Dec 30th, 2008
Not as big as the Estate Cab but still a very nice wine with good structure and a smooth finish. The wine we drank had been open 1+ days so we would like to try this again. Will improve with time
2006 Mixed Blacks ($50)Rating: B-C
Dec 30th, 2008
Interesting field blend containing Syrah, Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, Grenache, Mourvedre and Carignane. The grapes are picked together and co-fermented for an interesting blend
2007 Sauvignon Blanc ($16)Rating: B
Dec 30th, 2008
Crisp yet buttery. Not bad value at $16

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Girard winery, Girard

Girard winery, Girard

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