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David Girard Triptych, El Dorado

FOOD & WINE Wine Club David Girard Triptych, El Dorado FOOD & WINE Wine Club David Girard Triptych, El Dorado
Winery David Girard
Grape Rhone Blend
Year 2011
Country United States
Appellation El Dorado

$24.00 per bottle

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California’s Sierra Foothills are an up-and-coming zone for robust red blends, as this spicy, three-variety red shows.
What You Need To Know
The steep, rocky vineyards of the Sierra Foothills have quietly turned out rustic wines for decades, much of it affordable Zinfandel. But in the past decade this region northeast of San Francisco has attracted a steady influx of ambitious vintners drawn by the region’s granite soils, cool nights and dry summer heat. The combination turns out to be ideal for grape varieties native to France’s Rhône Valley, another sunny region rich in granite. David Girard moved to the region to practice law, but bitten by the local wine bug, he planted grapevines on an 85-acre mountain estate in 1998. Winemaker Mari Wells Coyle blends three traditional Rhône varieties—peppery Syrah, fruity Grenache and juicy Counoise—to create a bold, balanced red.
Smell It
Smell It
Fruity, smoky scents of black plums and spice.
Taste It
Taste It
Richly textured, with energetic black fruit, spice and smoked meat notes.
Serve It
Serve It
Cellar temperature—the bottle should be cool to the touch.
Pair It
Pair It
Boldly flavored sausage, game and red meat dishes.