Red

2009 Girard Cabernet Franc

Cabernet Franc

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
Drink between 2012 - 2019 (Edit)
CT91 27 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 18

  • davidandrose Likes this wine: 88 points

    April 9, 2016 - Pop and pour, followed over 2.5 hours. Not decanted. Tasted backwards during the first 30-40 mins then started to come around. Lightly toasted oak and vanilla on the nose. Mouthfeel of an aged cab or bordeaux w a nice balance of fruit and structure that shows its age. However the wine come across (flavor) almost burgundy in style. Tried in burg stems just for kicks and it tasted awful. In standard cab stems this is likely a bit passed its prime but still drinkable. Cherry flavors, dusty coating of the palate...but an odd back-palate aftertaste that detracts. Drink up. Don't decant.

  • BCharlieG Likes this wine: 90 points

    July 15, 2015 - Big and bold, hedonist wine. Herbal.

  • BCharlieG Likes this wine: 90 points

    July 15, 2015 - Big and bold. Good extraction and tannins. Bit of a hedonist wine.

  • davidandrose Likes this wine: 89 points

    December 19, 2014 - 1 hour of air, no decant. This was tighter than my earlier bottles of this. Had a glass, gassed it off for another day. Day 3 this had softened but tannins were grittier than I recall, actually grainy, though no sediment present. Still have more to try.

  • davidandrose Likes this wine: 92 points

    July 8, 2014 - pop and pour, easy drinker in its drinking window.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2009
  • Type Red
  • Producer Girard
  • Varietal Cabernet Franc
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley

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  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 30 (32%)
  • Consumed 64 (68%)

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