Vineyard: Truchard

VarietiesChardonnay, Pinot Noir

Wineries sourcing from this vineyard

Reviewed wines produced from this vineyard

2002 Talisman Truchard Vineyard Los Carneros Pinot Noir

14.1% alc., 365 cases, $38. The Truchard Vineyard is a reliable source for Pinot Noir. Located close to Saintsbury's Brown Ranch Vineyard and Hyde Vineyard in Los Carneros. The grapes for this wine come from two blocks: an established planting of over 22-year-old vines and a 3-year-old block. Clones are Swan, Pommard, and Dijon 115 and 777. Aged 16 months in new and 1-year-old French oak barrels. · Everything in this wine is gentle and subtle. Plenty of dark cherries, herbs, chocolate and a kiss of oak, finishing cleanly with racy acidity. A delicious wine drinking perfectly now. Reviewed May 1, 2006 WINERY »

2000 Talisman Carneros Pinot Noir

13.5% alc., 280 cases. The grapes were sourced from two different blocks of the Truchard Vineyard. · This wine has more body and structure than the Russian River Valley bottling of the same vintage. The nose is appealing with its sweet, ripe fruit and earthy spices. The red and black fruits are highlighted by earth and underbrush. Notable tannins still persist on the oaky finish. Tasted the next day from an opened and re-corked bottle, the finish had noticeably softened and the tannins were beautifully integrated. Reviewed May 1, 2006 WINERY »