1997 Girard Red Wine

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
Drink between 2002 - 2012 (Edit)
CT87.8 16 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 15

  • edjDelray Likes this wine: 90 points

    December 13, 2015 - I double decanted this bottle, so that I could clean it. I found nice mature aromas, of cherry, tobacco, tar and mint. About an hour and a half later, I opened the bottle at our event. It was medium bodied with a finish that is still marred by a somewhat tannic bite. 1997 was a hot year. To me, this is a little out of balance. I still like it. R90

  • Dr_Bob wrote: 92 points

    December 25, 2010 - very fragrant out of the bottle; vanilla, soft mint, cherry; tannin on the palate; will report after some time in the decanter

  • SparkDogg wrote: 89 points

    July 29, 2010 - Still has some fruit - needs time a lot of time to open.

  • davidcbaker wrote:

    June 17, 2010 - The last of my case. Have drunk this over about 10 years. Loved it in its youth, hated it in it's mid life, and loved this last bottle. Why does that always happen? Smooth and mature yet still strong, complex flavors of red fruits with background layerings of cocoa and tobacco. Yum. Will always remember this wine as it is what opened up the world of Oakville vineyards and led me to find Rudd.

  • Easter Everywhere wrote:

    October 1, 2008 - Very good, d2, even more seamless

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1997
  • Type Red
  • Producer Girard
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation Red Wine
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley
  • UPC Code 008176797106

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  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 66 (49%)
  • Consumed 69 (51%)

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