Carter Cellars Truchard Vineyard Merlot 2003


Tasting Notes

A massive wine that will change your impression of Merlot forever. The nose is rich and expressive of dark fruits which follow through on the palate. Sweet vanilla, light cocoa and bright cedar balance the fruits and are framed by firm tannins.

"Big, ripe and expressive, with aromas of vanilla bean, black currant, mocha and cedar. Complex range of flavors. Tight, focused and rich, building depth and concentration on the finish, where it's both supple and firmly tannic."

91 Points ~ Wine Spectator

 

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The History of the Truchard Vineyard

Truchard Vineyards was established in 1974, when Tony and Jo Ann Truchard came to the Carneros region of the Napa Valley and purchased a 20 acre parcel of land. They transformed what was an abandoned prune orchard into a vineyard and began selling the fruit to a local winery. Through hard work and dedication they quickly developed a reputation as one of the outstanding vineyards in Carneros. Over the past 31 years the Truchard Estate Vineyard has grown to 400 acres, of which 270 acres are planted. The Truchards now sell grapes to more than 20 premiere Napa Valley wineries.

The Truchard Estate Vineyard is a series of hills and valleys, which contain a variety of soils: clay, shale, sandstone, volcanic rock and ash. The various combinations of terrain, geology, and marine-moderated temperatures provide unique winegrowing conditions.

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