2014 Truchard Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon
If you're looking for a very affordable and spicy Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvinon, this 2014 Truchard Vineyards wine should be on your radar. Forward aromas of cherry, plum and spice box are framed with similar flavors that also include raspberry marmalade, vanilla and red licorice. While the flavors all blend very evenly and compliment each other, the finish on this wine is the star, in my opinion. The finish is long, spicy and very memorable. Some air time in the decanter or some intense swirling really opens up this wine and softens the focused tannins. You really can't go wrong with this wine and it should age gracefully for a very long time. This would be a fun one to try again in 5 and 10 years as I think it will go through a beautiful transformation that will only further reward the wine fanatic. This wine is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (87%), Cabernet Franc (11%), Petit Verdot (1%) and Malbec (1%) and is beautifully blended. Well done! We are planning a trip to Napa Valley this summer, and Truchard might just have to be on our "must visit" list.
Carneros, Napa Valley, California
Suggested retail price: $40.00
Drink The Bottles score: 90/100