2013 Truchard Carneros Napa Valley Pinot Noir

14.1% alc., pH 3.60, TA 0.60, 7,159 cases, $35. Released March 1, 2015. 7 clonal selections grown on the Truchard Estate Vineyard (two Martini clones, Pommard, Swan, and Dijon 114, 115, 667 and 777). Vines range in age from 17 to 39 years. Harvest Brix 24.5ยบ. 100% de-stemmed, 5-day cold soak, aged 10 months in 100% French oak barrels, 35% new. · Medium reddish purple hue in the glass. Complex nose offering scents of cherry, strawberry, herbs, oak and beef. A bit rustic and savory, but with a good mid palate attack of spiced red fruits embellished with tastes of mushroom and dried herbs. Well-structured with healthy, but not imposing tannins, finishing with a generous burst of cherry fruit that picks up intensity over time in the glass. Score: 90. Reviewed July 12, 2015

Winery: Truchard Vineyards
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