Carter Cellars Truchard Vineyard Merlot 2007


Tasting Notes

This Merlot reaches levels of concentration not normally found from this region. Bright dark cherry on the palate intermixed with blackberry and strawberry. The mid palate of this wine is its signature. Pure notes of red currants and a slight earthiness give way to a rush of vibrant acidity that frames the mouth from the entry to the finish. True to its varietal, there is not any astringency to be found on the finish.

"The fruit is fantastically concentrated, suggesting cherries and black raspberries baked "
94 Points ~ Wine Enthusiast

"Good deep ruby-red. Aromas of blackberry, blueberry, minerals and white pepper, with a suggestion of hard candy. Silky on entry, then suave and cool in the middle, with flavors of black fruits and bitter chocolate. Finishes with a very firm tannic structure and subtle power"

90+ Points ~ Stephen Tanzer

 

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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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