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2006 Girard Winery Mixed Blacks Napa Valley

Girard Winery

Winery brand: Girard Winery

Wine Details

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Red Wine, Vintage 2006

Appellation/Region

Napa Valley - California, United States

VinTank Wine ID

840-0075-002613-01-2006-0-0019 (permalink, short)

Composition

Unspecified

Treatments

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Readings

Alcohol: 14.5%

Organic/Biodynamic/Sustainability

Unspecified

SKUs/Formats

Bottle 750mL (750mL)
Closure: Cork
VinTank Product ID: 840-0075-002613-01-2006-0-0019-03-6 Suggested Retail Price: US $50.00

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Wine Notes

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Description

Our Mixed Blacks proprietary red blend is an old-world field blend containing Syrah, Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Grenache, Mourvedre and Carignane. The varietals are mixed throughout a century-old vineyard on the Northern boundaries of Calistoga. The grapes are picked at the same time and co-fermented in stainless steel tanks; the wine is then aged in a combination of French and American oak for 16 months. A portion of this wine is allocated as a blending component of both our Old Vine Zinfandel and Petite Sirah. The balance (393 cases) was bottled for you! Our 2006 Mixed Blacks is a very approachable, ... more

Vintage Notes

Our 2006 Mixed Blacks is a real “vintner’s stew”. The vines are planted in a field blend style with various Rhone varietal and Zinfandel vines interspersed throughout the vineyard blocks. The grapes are harvested at the same time and processed in a co-fermentation style with everyone jumping into the pool at the same time. The resulting product is a wonderful old-world field blend style wine that serves two purposes. First, based on the winemaker’s determination, a portion of the Mixed Blacks is used as blending component for our Old Vine Zinfandel and Petite Sirah wines. Second, the remaining balance is ... more

Winemaker Notes

The grapes were hand sorted and crushed to stainless fermentors. Pumpovers were done as gently as possible so as to avoid unnecessarily harsh tannin extraction. Pressed at dryness directly to barrel, the wine was aged for 18 months in French and American oak barrels.

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