Made from Girard’s original vineyard source in the Oakville appellation
Aged in 100% Taransaud oak barrels for 22 to 24 months
Grapes grown in high mineral content soil with significant volcanic influence
Extended maceration of over six weeks adding to the mouthfeel and complexity of tannin structure
This beautiful 2013 Girard Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon has been carefully crafted from grapes sourced from the premium vines in the historic and world-renowned Oakville District (also known as the birthplace of American Cult wines) in Napa Valley. This wine comprises some of the best Cabernet grapes that we source from Girard's original vineyard in Oakville. Our Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon has been aged in 100% new Taransaud oak barrels and shows beautifully for its young age. It will be ready for release in the Fall of 2015 and will continue to improve for years to come.
Wine is unfiltered
Single vineyard wine
Winemaker, Girard Winery
After working at various smaller production facilities I joined Girard as an intern. I've worked my way up from that part time opportunity to every position in the winery and ultimately became the winemaker in 2011.
Country born: United States
Education: My winemaking experience is concentrated in Napa Valley and includes early assignments with Provenance Vineyards, where I learned from Napa legend Tom Rinaldi, and hands-on experience at Sedna Winery and FleuryWinery. As the General Manager of The Bounty Hunter Wine Bar in downtown Napa, I soon met Marco DiGiulio and continued my dream at Girard.
Years in the wine industry: 20-30 years
My philosophy is simple: wine is to be shared with friends and family; it is a living and breathing expression that constantly evolves and instills memories. With this in mind, my focus is to find balance in wine with fruit, acid and tannin. I think of wine as part of the dining table and hope to always make wines that can be enjoyed with food.
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