Not bad, but not moving me off my seat

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Brand NameGirard Winery
Wine NameArtistry
Vintage (Year)2007
AVANapa Valley
CountryUnited States
Wine ClassRed
Wine TypeCabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Petit Verdot
Dry/Sweet Level
(1-5; 5 being the sweetest)
Body Range
(1-5; 5 being full-bodied)
Alcohol %15%
Bottle Size750ml
Price$30 - $50
Site Rating9 (on a scale of 1-10)

I try to try something new and decadent at least once a month and I bought this wine several weeks ago and finally paired it with a porterhouse steak.  This wine is not bad, but it's just lacking the special feeling and taste that I want to experience.  61% Cab Sauv, 13% Cab Franc, 11% Malbec, 9% Petit Verdot and 6% Merlot.  I taste tobacco and leather, which covers over the dark plums.  This is not bad, but I like something more fruit forward. 

However, this wine is a ballbuster which will make many people happy.


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