Girard Cabernet Sauvignon
A “classic” vintage for Napa Valley. The warm days along with the quick bloom during the spring set the stage for an even crop. With very few extreme temperature swings and limited rain throughout the growing season, we were able to pick truly ripe fruit at moderate sugar levels. With this helpful weather at Girard were able to maintain moderate alcohol levels with crisp acidity and bright fruit. 2012 was a truly exception vintage for the Napa Valley. Aromatics of mocha, vanilla bean, toffee and espresso. On the palate there’s dusty cocoa powder, blackberries and cassis. Bright acidity helps showcase the vivid red fruits intermingling with dark fruit components. The cabernet finishes with leather, toast and chocolate covered cherries.