Truchard Vineyards is a small, family-owned winery in the Carneros region of Napa Valley. Proprietors Tony and Jo Ann Truchard have managed a successful vineyard and grown exceptional grapes for nearly 40 years. Through their hard work and devotion to this unique property, they helped pioneer grape growing in the Carneros region of Napa. In 1989, the Truchards established a winery and began producing wines using only their estate-grown fruit.
The 2018 vintage will be remembered as nearly perfect. This Cabernet Sauvignon has rich aromas of ripe plum, black cherry, and cassis, highlighted with cedar and vanilla. The mouth is layered with bright, jammy flavours of raspberry, cherry, and red currant. Fine-grained tannins fill the palate and provide a lingering finish of spice and red fruit. This Cabernet pairs well with red meat dishes, especially steak and chops.
93 Points - Wine Enthusiast This wine remains one of the finest values in the Napa Valley and a cool-climate example of the variety, to boot. With great opening aromas of blackberry, clove and dried herb, the lifted, balanced flavors follow suit, showing plenty of freshness and length around a well-integrated and elegant core.
92 Points - Decanter **Decanter's Top Ten Wineries to Watch** A charming, medium-bodied Cabernet from Napa’s southernmost section, and thus a region with greater exposure to the San Pablo Bay. Aromas of charred wood, incense and lavender. Purple-fruited, uniform and impressively finessed on the palate. An outstanding value for those looking to try a fresh, breezy style of Cabernet. Drinking Window 2022 – 2030.
91 Points - James Suckling Plenty of chocolate, cherry and currant character here with a medium body, medium tannins and a medium finish. Drinkable now, but better in 2022.