2016 Girard Artistry Napa Red 750ml
Artistry is a proprietary blend of 5 Bordeaux-varietal grapes.The blend consists of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petite Verdot, Malbec and Merlot. 100% Napa Valley fruit coming from Oakville, Yountville and St. Helena, using a combination of hillside and valley floor vineyards.
Tasting Notes: It's dark, ruby red wine with aromas of kirsch, dark plum, raspberry, sugar cookies and nutmeg. There are also hints of herbal tea, saddle leather, and toasted walnuts. On the palate, this firmly-textured wine offers a full-mouth feel with flavors of chocolate/cherry truffles, blackberry tart and currants. The firm tannins are very well integrated, making the wine approachable at an early age. There are multiple layers to this complex blend that reveal themselves through decanting or by giving the wine time to open up in the glass. Rated 94 Points Lisa's Staff.