Nickel & Nickel

Truchard Vineyard Chardonnay 2019

Surprisingly restrained on the oak, so it’s a better expression of the grape and place than you see in most Napa chards. Straw greet with hay yellow blended between, the nose has hints of the brioche-oak identity, but is mostly pronounced white, fresh stone fruits, vanilla, and a hint of lemon tart. The flavor is bold, oaky, but fresh and not to weighty. It’s not normally my favorite style, but it’s a good example of the way it can be done well, and more balanced than most, with a finish of crisp ripe yellow apple, with a baked cinnamon note fluttering in the back. — 6 days ago

Robert Lloyd Vineyards

Lloyd Carneros Chardonnay 2018

Lloyd made the rounds working at a bunch of renowned wineries, Cakebread, Stag’s Leap, La Crema & Rombauer where he gained Head Winemaker status before leaving in 2008 to start his own project, Lloyd Cellars. Fruit sourced from blocks in Sangiacomo & Truchard Vineyards, aged for 10 months in new American oak. Aromas of ripe stone & tropical fruits, citrus and blossom notes. Palate has apple, pear & peach flavors with bits of citrus wrapped in a creamy texture. Long rich finish ending with slight toasty notes. Tasting Sample. — 4 years ago

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Carter Cellars

Truchard Vineyard Merlot 2016

Sweet but tart notes upon sipping with a spicy finish. Rich saplike quality throughout — 6 years ago

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Carneros Roussanne 2021

Really enjoyed this. Like a lighter Chardonnay. — 3 months ago


Carneros Merlot 2020

2020 vintage. A blend of 75% ( the legal minimum for varietal labelling) Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc. From vineyards in the northeastern part of Carneros. The Merlot is harvested from 5 different hillside locations. Hard to beat for value in Napa. Abv. 14,2%. Raspberry, black cherries, strawberry jam, clove,a hint of fresh mint,and some truffle lurking in the background. Ripe red fruit, a solid silky tannic backbone, good acidity, and serious length. Abv. 14,2%. Highly recommended. — 5 months ago

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Carneros Syrah 2016

Always reliable. Juicy BlackBerries, black pepper, and beef jerky. One of the better values in Napa. — 5 years ago


Carneros Cabernet Franc 2001

Purchased on release and cellared. With some beautiful bricking on the edge, this showcased some smokey, dusky black fruit with great restraint and full acid. Wish I had held more back. — 6 years ago

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Reserve Carneros Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

2018 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon. A 100% Cabernet Sauvignon selection from different steep, southwest-facing hillside plots from the 400-acre Truchard Estate Vineyard. A beautiful restrained Cab featuring cassis, dark chocolate, cedar wood, graphite, and some smokiness. Very fresh, with layers of juicy black fruits, a tight backbone of ripe tannin, and a very long mineral finish. Abv. 14,2%. This should age beautifully for at least 15 years .Very reasonably priced for Napa standards at 125 USD. 168 cases produced. — 5 months ago

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Jessup Cellars

Truchard Vineyard Block Pinot Noir 2014

Wowza .... so smooth and lovely with carrot black truffle appetizer. — 3 years ago

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Vine Cliff Winery

Proprietress Reserve Los Carneros Chardonnay 2013

This wine has jumped to the top of@my list...right below Truchard. — 5 years ago