Girard Artistry 2003

Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California

Item No. 90036
  • red wine
  • WE92
  • CG91
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2007
  • WE89
  • WS88

Winemaker's Notes

The 2003 Artistry is a proprietary blend of 5 Bordeaux-varietal grapes. The varietals and percentages do change each year but the goal is to keep the wine consisent in quality and style.

"It's a bit like using a spice rack in cooking," says Girard winemaker Marco DiGiulio. "Each varietal brings a different character to the blend, creating a wine of superior quality. Cabernet Sauvignon brings an intense edge. Merlot adds roundness and finesse. Cabernet Franc offers an enticing herbal note. Malbec serves up pretty cherry-like flavors, and Petit Verdot gives great structure and color."

The 2003 has a bright garnet color with aromas of kirsch, red currant, red plum, lavender and allspice. There are also hints of tobacco, grilled walnuts, and campfire smoke. One the palate, this silky textured wine offers a full-mouth, medium boied feel. The chewy tannins are well integrated, making the wine elegant and approachable at an early age. By decanting and time in the glass, the multiple layers of this complex blend will continue to reveal themselves.

Blend: 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Merlot, 9% Cabernet France, 9% Malbec, 5% Petite Verdot

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