Carter Cellars Truchard Vineyard Merlot 2010


Tasting Notes

Heralding from the Truchard Estate Vineyard in the Carneros region in Napa, this is a Merlot for Cabernet drinkers. One’s eye is drawn to its bright red-ruby color and one’s nose is taken by aromas of high-toned dark berry fruits. Lush and chocolatey in the mouth, it conveys a dried-fruit character as well as nutty and cedeary components. Finishes with substantial dusty tannins and a hint of dryness.

Again this is a Merlot for Cabernet drinkers

"Mocha, mint, chocolate and plums flesh out in the glass as the 2010 Merlot Truchard Vineyard shows off its considerable pedigree and appeal. Plush, dark and seductive, the Merlot is gorgeous and harmonious from start to finish. This is a distinctly powerful, intense Merlot with more than enough depth to keep up with the Cabernets in the Carter range. "

92 Points ~ Wine Advocate

 

 

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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