For the money, Cabernet doesn’t get any better than this. And it comes from Carneros of all places. Dark, minty and chocolaty, with a richness that carries into and through the blackberry palate. It’s got plenty of girth and size, but also perfect balance and grace. Great fruit, great winemaking, great wine.
Boasts the ideal combination of fruit and spice—a lively blend of blackberry and black pepper aromas that comes across as brandied spicecake with dried fruit on the palate, yet without any excess alcohol. The full-bodied, lush mouthfeel moves seamlessly into a long, peppery finish. Bravo!
A rich and silky Merlot with ripe raspberry fruit dusted with chocolate and a whiff of black pepper. Long, elegant finish. A wine for today, but you might want to save some and check it out in five years.
The best Truchard Syrah in years. It’s full-bodied and spicy, with tremendous flavors of blackberries, cassis, smoked meats, pepper and sandalwood. A little rustic, and a perfect accompaniment for grilled steak.
Quite notable for its balance, this lovely Pinot shows a fine tension of acidity, tannins, oak and fruit. The overall effect is delightful, with a silky texture housing raspberry, cola, mushroom and sandalwood flavors. Good to drink now, but will easily develop over the next decade or so.
Zinfandel from Carneros? True, and only Truchard makes a Zin entirely from Carneros grapes. And it’s a good thing they do, because it is utterly delicious with a rush of black cherry, plum and raspberry fruit, nicely rounded by mint and black pepper. An outstanding Zinfandel.
Full and fat with a delightful mix of tropical fruit and new oak spiciness. Both a creamy texture and good acid—a feat in itself—offset nicely the rich pineapple, peach, coconut, clove and exotic spice flavors. Has style, balance and length. Drink this Carneros champ now and over the next two years. Top Value.
Concentrated cassis and blackberry flavors are tinged with tangy herb notes and hints of smoky coffee and chocolate. The wine is focused and still a bit tight, framed in toasty oak and bright at the end. Should age beautifully.