Red

2011 Girard Mixed Blacks

Red Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 4

  • Ceo wrote: 92 points

    July 16, 2017 - Better with age!!

  • BCharlieG Likes this wine: 92 points

    July 25, 2014 - See prior tasting notes. This might be one of the best bottles they have made. Given 2011 was such a soft vintage it really helps to lighten and lift this wine. The wine is all toasted strawberries and apricot/almond. Great mouthfeel and long finish with good balance in acid and tanins and fruits. pretty wine. nice work.

  • BCharlieG Likes this wine: 92 points

    July 7, 2014 - Must admit, one of the best mixed black wines I've had from the team at Girard. This wine (given the mix and lack of varietal separation at the vineyard) has a tendency to be SO overextracted and brooding that it gets undrinkable. But, the cool/soft vintage of '11 in Napa really helps this wine shine and be so approachable. Lighter in color and body than all the previous vintages I've had (08, 09, 10) and much more approachable. Real blast of acid up front and pretty decent carryover. Passed this through the vinturi and drinking at 55 degree cellar temp and coming along nicely: It's cool and full of strawberry, cherry, rhubard, red apple compote, some lemon/key lime acidity. Vanilla and all-spice backbone but lifted and elegant in a sense. Lots of chewy tannins though but the balance (cool balance of '11) really helps to blend this all together. This wine is so approachable as long as you understand what this wine is traditionally like. I'll come back to this later but the cool elements are taragon and a touch of bay leaf. The palate real sunburst kisses of red cherry, baked apricot, raspberry, some blue raspberry jolly rancher

  • BDWine wrote: 88 points

    November 7, 2013 - Not nearly as good as 2010 & 2009. Lacked concentration and depth as seen in previous vintages, although still okay. Very light bodied which I wasn't expecting for the Mixed Blacks. Decanted for hour which helped.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2011
  • Type Red
  • Producer Girard
  • Varietal Red Blend
  • Designation Mixed Blacks
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley
  • UPC Code 008176602509

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  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 156 (44%)
  • Consumed 197 (56%)

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Excellent with Cathy's Minestrone soup

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