Girard Zinfandel is an interesting blend of two head trained old vine vineyards book-ending the Napa Valley. Roughly half the wine is from the highest elevation vineyard planted in the Napa Valley on the top of Mt. Vaca in the southeast corner of Napa. The vineyard is 2,750 in elevation, nearly 1,000 feet higher than the top of Atlas Peak. The other vineyard is from the northwest corner of Napa valley from an east facing hillside vineyard. The 2006 vintage is full-bodied yet silky smooth wine, and presents a dark cherry-red color. The aromas and palate profile includes dark cherries, lush blueberries and ripe plums. Spices, cedar and anise round out the aroma profile. Thanks to extended, cold maceration, the tannins are quite soft and well integrated. The blend is 77% Zinfandel and 23% Mixed Blacks Rhone Blend.