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2001 Girard Napa Valley Red

Light label condition issue

ITEM 7967320 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine storage unit; Purchased upon release; Consignor is original owner

Bidder Amount Total
$25
Item Sold Amount Date
I7977882 1 $25 Oct 17, 2021
I7954931 1 $25 Sep 19, 2021
I7950515 2 $25 Sep 12, 2021
I7944688 1 $25 Sep 5, 2021
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PRODUCER

Girard

Girard is in Yountville, and since 2002 its principal owner has been Pat Roney, a longtime executive in the spirits and upscale grocery industries. Roney worked for Seagram Wine Co. and Christian Brothers before later becoming president of Chateau St. Jean and Kunde. He also was president of Dean & Deluca specialty foods retailer. Girard sources grapes from Napa Valley and makes Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Bordeaux blends, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and dessert wines.

REGION

United States, California, Napa Valley

Napa Valley AVA is the most famous winemaking region in the United States and one of the most prestigious in the world. With nearly 43,000 acres of vineyards and more than 300 wineries, it is the heart of fine wine production in the United States. Winemaking started in Napa in 1838 when George C. Yount planted grapes and began producing wine commercially. Other winemaking pioneers followed in the late 19th century, including the founders of Charles Krug, Schramsberg, Inglenook and Beaulieu Vineyards. An infestation of phylloxera, an insect that attacks vine roots, and the onset of Prohibition nearly wiped out the nascent Napa wine industry in the early 20th century. But by the late 1950s and early 1960s Robert Mondavi and other visionaries were producing quality wines easily distinguishable from the mass-produced jug wines made in California’s Central Valley. Napa Valley’s AVA was established in 1983, and today there are 16 sub-appellations within the Napa Valley AVA. Many grapes grow well in Napa’s Mediterranean climate, but the region is best known for Cabernet Sauvignon. Chardonnay is also very successfully cultivated, and about 30% of the AVA’s acreage is planted to white grapes, with the majority of those grapes being Chardonnay,