Carter Cellars Truchard Vineyard Merlot 2009
Heralding from the famous Truchard vineyard in Carneros (Napa side), this old vine head trained Merlot reaches levels of concentration not normally found from this region. A supple ruby core gives way to a developed rim. This Merlot pronounces itself with flamboyant aromas of blueberry, blackcurrant and vanilla. Its presence on the palate awakes the jaded taste buds as crisp tannins surround a luxurious fruit core.
"Rich, supple and beautifully layered, offering aromas of red currant and toasty vanilla that lead to ripe, complex flavors of black cherry and black tea, with a hint of Asian spice. Drink now through 2017"
92 Points ~ Wine Spectator
Map of the Truchard Vineyard
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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