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We Speak Wine USD 25.99 750ml

Truchard Vineyards Chardonnay Carneros 2016

Member Review by merv thompson:

Surprising brightness of fruit immediately on the palate: pineapple kiwi hints. Light on the oak. Great acid balance. Refreshing all the way through to a clean and lingering finish.

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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.

Member Reviews for Truchard Vineyards Chardonnay Carneros

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Snooth User: merv thompson
21129510
3.50 5
Vintage: 2007 07/07/2009

Surprising brightness of fruit immediately on the palate: pineapple kiwi hints. Light on the oak. Great acid balance. Refreshing all the way through to a clean and lingering finish.


Snooth User: DRamonATX
2928214
4.00 5
Vintage: 2005 11/04/2009

well balanced


Snooth User: tenorkid42
2789084
4.00 5
Vintage: 2005 10/16/2009

Four glasses


Snooth User: Heathcliff
9254526
3.00 5
Vintage: 2004 10/14/2008

Three glasses


Snooth User: MeganRI
4397565
3.50 5
Vintage: 2003 02/20/2008

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: kaboomblaster
5011384
5.00 5
Vintage: 1997 06/12/2010

June 12, 2010... Yesterday our youngest daughter (of three) graduated from high school. Our oldest graduated in 1996. When I went down into my little wine room (which has only chardonnays), I looked for a bottle to celebrate all the various graduations of our daughters. Overdue per the recommendation, but I opened a 1997 Truchard chardonnay. What a year! What a wine! It was worth the wait.


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Source: We Speak Wine
07/12/2018

Vintage: The 2016 vintage was another early harvest, similar to 2015. A mild winter with average rainfall provided some drought relief; but bud-break still came 2-3 weeks earlier than normal. Warm spring weather allowed for good berry set and a slightly below average crop. Moderate summer temperatures easily brought the fruit to full maturity. The wines of 2016 have intense aromas and flavors; with nice structure and balance. Vineyard: Chardonnay is located throughout the southern part of the Truchard Estate Vineyard. The vines range from 20 - 42 years old and benefit from the various marine soils, gently sloped terrain, and cooler temperatures - conditions that make the Carneros region ideal for growing Chardonnay. They produce aromatic wines with tropical fruit characteristics and a unique spicy element. Winemaking: All of the fruit was whole cluster pressed; this technique produces a full-bodied wine with delicate structure. Our Chardonnay is 100% barrel fermented in French oak (33% new) using various yeast strains. After fermentation the wine remains in barrel on the lees (sur lie) for 10 months. A partial malolactic fermentation (30% complete) allows the wine to retain its natural acidity, while regular stirring of the lees (battonage) gives added complexity and richness. Tasting Notes: Aromas of pineapple, quince and jasmine; with hints of nutmeg, fig, and toasted oak. The mouth is clean and bright; filled with fresh flavors of green apple, pear, and Meyer lemon. Firm acidity provides a crisp finish of citrus, mineral, and spice. Alcohol: 14.1% pH: 3.35 TA: 6.5 g/l


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Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2015 12/13/2016

Vintage: The 2015 vintage was one of the earliest harvests on record! A very dry winter forced early bud-break. Cool spring conditions during flowering led to poor set; yields were down almost 40%. Moderate summer temperatures quickly brought the small crop to full maturity. The wines of 2015 are powerful and concentrated, yet elegant. Vineyard: Chardonnay is located throughout the southern part of the Truchard Estate Vineyard. The vines range from 19 - 41 years old and benefit from the various marine soils, gently sloped terrain, and cooler temperatures - conditions that make the Carneros region ideal for growing Chardonnay. They produce aromatic wines with tropical fruit characteristics and a unique spicy element. Winemaking: All of the fruit was whole cluster pressed; this technique produces a full-bodied wine with delicate structure. Our Chardonnay is 100% barrel fermented in French oak (33% new) using various yeast strains. After fermentation the wine remains in barrel on the lees (sur lie) for 10 months. A partial malolactic fermentation (30% complete) allows the wine to retain its natural acidity, while regular stirring of the lees (battonage) gives added complexity and richness. Tasting Notes: Aromas of quince, pineapple, and honeysuckle; with hints of nutmeg, fig, and toasted oak. The mouth is clean and bright; filled with flavors of green apple, pear, and lemon. Firm acidity provides a crisp finish of citrus, mineral, and spice. Alcohol: 14.1% pH: 3.37 TA: 6.5 g/l


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Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2014 11/11/2016

Vintage: The 2014 vintage is nearly identical to the outstanding 2013 harvest! A dry winter followed by a warm, dry spring resulted in excellent berry set and an above average crop. Moderate temperatures throughout the growing season easily brought the fruit to full maturity. The wines of 2014 are elegant, with intense aromas and flavors. Vineyard: Chardonnay is located throughout the southern part of the Truchard Estate Vineyard. The vines range from 18 - 40 years old and benefit from the various marine soils, gently sloped terrain, and cooler temperatures - conditions that make the Carneros region ideal for growing Chardonnay. They produce aromatic wines with tropical fruit characteristics and a unique spicy element. Winemaking: All of the fruit was whole cluster pressed; this technique produces a full-bodied wine with delicate structure. Our Chardonnay is 100% barrel fermented in French oak (33% new) using various yeast strains. After fermentation the wine remains in barrel on the lees (sur lie) for 10 months. A partial malolactic fermentation (30% complete) allows the wine to retain its natural acidity, while regular stirring of the lees (battonage) gives added complexity and richness. Tasting Notes: A floral nose of green apple, pineapple, and honeysuckle; with hints of nutmeg, fig, and toasted oak. The mouth is clean and bright; filled with flavors of pear, lemon, and lime. Firm acidity provides a crisp finish of citrus, mineral, and spice. Alcohol: 14.1% pH: 3.35 TA: 6.5 g/l


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Vintage: 2012 04/02/2014

An intense nose of pineapple, green apple, and honeysuckle; with a hint of nutmeg, fig, and toasted oak. - Winery


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Vintage: 2012 01/22/2016

An intense nose of pineapple, green apple, and honeysuckle; with a hint of nutmeg, fig, and toasted oak. - Winery ** Only 6 in Stock **


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Vintage: 2012 09/02/2016

An intense nose of pineapple, green apple, and honeysuckle; with a hint of nutmeg, fig, and toasted oak. - Winery ** Only 3 in Stock **


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Vintage: 2012 03/28/2016

An intense nose of pineapple, green apple, and honeysuckle; with a hint of nutmeg, fig, and toasted oak. - Winery ** Only 5 in Stock **


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