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California Wine USD 27.95 750ml

Truchard Tempranillo Carneros 2009

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Full of wood spice on the nose with smoking rocks, tilled earth, forest floor, mushroom, leather, all pumped up a bit and candied so I wouldn’t mistake this for Old world but still very attractive. Very smooth and polished on entry, bright herb, mushroom and soil tinged dark raspberry/black raspberry fruit. Lovely balance, a bit tight and unevolved but has admirable freshness and balance and holds its alcohol well, Has an appealing juiciness and just the right spice accents on the backend. Tannins are ever so intrusive on the finish but will integrate. Lovely 92pts

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Truchard Vineyards:
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 over 30 years. Through their hard work and devotion to this unique property, they helped pioneer grape growing in the Carneros. In 1989, the Truchards established a winery and began producing wines using only their estate-grown fruit.

Editorial Reviews for Truchard Tempranillo Carneros

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065220,793
4.50 5
Vintage: 2004 03/02/2009

Full of wood spice on the nose with smoking rocks, tilled earth, forest floor, mushroom, leather, all pumped up a bit and candied so I wouldn’t mistake this for Old world but still very attractive. Very smooth and polished on entry, bright herb, mushroom and soil tinged dark raspberry/black raspberry fruit. Lovely balance, a bit tight and unevolved but has admirable freshness and balance and holds its alcohol well, Has an appealing juiciness and just the right spice accents on the backend. Tannins are ever so intrusive on the finish but will integrate. Lovely 92pts

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PTP12

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065220,793
4.00 5
Vintage: 2004 03/06/2009

Earthy and tight on the nose with a bit of French oak adding sweetness to the mineral and dried cherry/strawberry tones that have a slight leathery edge. The sweet fruit on entry is met with a great acidic cut that leaves this opulent and almost voluptuous with rich tannins embedded in plush fruit. It’s a bit tight but with a top note of milk chocolate and lovely herbal nuances to the rather precise tobacco tinged, dark berry fruit. A touch of dry wood tannin reveals itself across the palate but there is plenty of fruit to balance it and the finish continues the theme though it is a touch hot. 90pts

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PTP13

Member Reviews for Truchard Tempranillo Carneros

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Snooth User: meanv
22277621
2.00 5
Vintage: 2005 12/03/2010

Harsh taste. No subtle flavors.


Snooth User: effell
3865293
1.50 5
Vintage: 2005 11/14/2010

One and a half glasses


Snooth User: solomania9
63312,961
3.00 5
Vintage: 2004 03/05/2009

Nice and complex with well-balanced spice. A little sweet and the finish left me hanging a little.


Snooth User: Chris Carpita
330935,531
0.00 5
Vintage: 2002 04/01/2009

Rotten fruity aroma, cork on the mouth...it's corked :(



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