Girard Artistry 2005

Girard Artistry 2005
$49.99

SKU 710

750ml

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The 2005 vintage is a dark garnet wine with aromas of baked cherries, dark plum, lavender, cinnamon, allspice and freshly-cut herbs. There are also hints of tobacco, leather, and toasted pecan. On the palate, this smooth-textured wine offers a full-mouth, medium bodied feel. The firm tannins are very well integrated, making the wine elegant and 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.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country California
Region Napa Valley
Brand Girard
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
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Wine SpectatorSmooth-textured, rich and polished, with layers of currant, spice, sage, toasty oak and herbal scents, all of which fold together nicely. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Merlot. Drink now through 2012.

James Laube, June 15, 2008
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Wine AdvocateA Bordeaux proprietary blend, the 2005 Artistry (54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Cabernet Franc, and the rest Petit Verdot, Malbec, and Merlot) exhibits a dark plum/ruby color along with sweet aromas of fruitcake, black cherries, cloves, roasted herbs, leather, and red as well as black fruits. With medium body, moderate tannin, and some austerity, it is a very good 2005 that is best consumed over the next 5-7 years.

Robert Parker, December 2008