2018 Truchard Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Carneros Napa Valley
We have tasted wines from Truchard Vineyards for several years now and it is always exciting to taste different vintages to see how the compare from year to year. We last tasted this wine from the 2014 vintage. The 2018 Truchard Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Carneros Napa Valley is a young wine, but feels more mature due to the older Carneros vines that develop the unique fruit for this example. The 2018 vintage is comprised of Cabernet Sauvignon (88%), Cabernet Franc (10%), Petit Verdot (1%) and Malbec (1%). This is a very similar blend to the 2014 vintage but a unique wine on its own. Dark cherry, plum, violet and spice box aromas are at the forefront with beefsteak tomato appearing as the wine opens up. The dark purple color is like an old friend, inviting you to sit and stay awhile and it is joined by raspberry, plum, vanilla and allspice to create a transformation that is rewarding and very tasty. The wine has a softer finish than what we recall from the 2014 vintage but it does linger for moments and puts a smile on your face. Get this wine from Truchard now and save a bottle or two back to enjoy in 10+ years. We are confident that this will continue to evolve and pleasure the palate.
Napa Valley, CA
Suggested retail price: $40.00
Drink The Bottles score: 91/100