Carter Cellars Truchard Vineyard Merlot 2004


Tasting Notes

The 2004 Truchard Vineyard Merlot offering from Carter Cellars is very complex and has much structure. The wine shows deep and concentrated currant and blackberry fruits on the palate followed by loamy tannins brought on by toasted French oak.

"Firm, intense and complex. Deeply concentrated and well-structured, with a core of mineral, currant, pebble and subtle toasty oak that slowly evolves. Finishes with a tight focus and ripe, firm tannins. Drink now through 2013."

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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