Truchard Vineyards Tasting

Tuesday, September 18 from 5-7 p.m.

$10/person……….$8 for Grape Nuts includes a taste of six of the family’s wines and light palate cleansers.

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 top 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, but they of course keep their best fruit for their own wines.

We’ll sample six of the estate’s wines and Anthony Truchard will be on hand to tell you about his family’s wines and what makes them so delicious.  Even better, we will have all of the wines on hand to purchase at a 20% discount by the bottle.

1. 2011 Roussanne Carneros – Rich and exotic, this full flavored, layered wine offers up gorgeous notes of nectarine, apricot, peach and honeysuckle.

Regular Price: $25.99/bottle
Tasting Price: $20.79/bottle

2. 2010 Chardonnay Carneros – Truchard’s Chardonnay is all about balance.  Balance between richness and acidity and balance between fruit and oak.  The current release offers up aromas and flavors of spiced apple, pineapple and lemon framed nicely by oak influenced nuances of clove and allspice.

Regular Price: $29.99/bottle
Tasting Price: $23.99/bottle 

3. 2009 Pinot Noir Carneros – This is classic Carneros Pinot Noir marked by an abundance of lush and supple, perfumed red fruit set.  In addition, more complex notes of brown spices, black tea and sweet vanilla emerge as the wine opens.

Regular Price: $29.99/bottle
Tasting Price: $23.99/bottle

4. 2009 Syrah Carneros – This wine is sure to make many of you very, very happy.  It is a big, full bodied effort with layers or ripe blueberry and boysenberry fruit along with subtle notions of cracked black pepper and vanilla bean.

Regular Price: $32.99/bottle
Tasting Price: $26.39/bottle

5. 2009 Zinfandel Carneros – This is a cooler climate Zinfandel, so don’t expect a big Port-like effort.  Instead, you will be greeted by flavors of cherry, cranberry, cassis, exotic spice and sweet vanilla.

Regular Price: $32.99/bottle
Tasting Price: $26.39/bottle

6. 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Carneros – The Truchards have been growing Cabernet Sauvignon in the Carneros district of Napa for over 30 years……successfully I might add.  This is super classy and refined with a lovely core of black cherry, raspberry and cassis fruit along with secondary notes of cedar, tobacco and spice box.

Regular Price: $37.99/bottle
Tasting Price: $30.39/bottle

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