Girouard Vines American Cuvée - Red Wine
By George, Plymouth, Southern Cross, Valjohn
Girouard Vines Block, Heringer Estates Vineyard, Clarksburg, California 2013
Introducing the first wine produced from a blend of four new wine-grapes - By George, Plymouth, Southern Cross and Valjohn - product of a Girouard Family project that began fifty years ago when my father George Girouard began growing grapes in our backyard with the dream of cross-pollinating traditional European grapes with wild Native American grapes to breed a new hardy great tasting wine-grape. Today my family is honored to share this dream - and this unique wine - with you.
In the early 1960s, our founder Chris Girouard’s father, George Girouard, began growing wine-grapes in the backyard of their Oklahoma City home. George had a dream of breeding a new hardy, great tasting wine-grape by cross-pollinating traditional European grapevines with wild Native American grapevines. After testing thousands and thousands of seedlings, George eventually selected four of the hybrids for commercial testing - the four varieties from which these newly released wines are produced.
"A medium red-purple color with gentle aromas of vanilla and soft cherry fruit. On the palate, one finds semi-intense flavors of blackberries, blackcherries and just a hint of fresh-pressed grape juice. I like the zinfandel-like sweetness and richness enveloped with medium tannin that linger for 7-8 seconds. The wine approaches off-dry with its rich, ripe fruit and that gives an interesting twist to this enjoyable wine.” Randa Warren, Master Sommelier
How to Purchase
Girouard Vines and Tulsa Deco wines may be purchased in Oklahoma liquor stores.