2011 Carneros Zinfandel
California: Napa Valley: Carneros
Always and Forever
We are very pleased, today, to welcome back an old favorite. Truchard Vineyards has long been a sought-after winery by our faithful Wine Spies Operatives. Today’s2006 Napa Valley Carneros Zinfandel is a rich, delicious treat that shows off the terroir of this unique Zinfandel growing region.
With plenty of dark fruit and an elegant mouth feel this wine possesses the sorts of flavors and acidity that characterize a very food-friendly wine. We recommend pairing this great wine with a roasted chicken accompanied by a bevy of delicious winter root vegetables.
Quantities are limited, so be sure to make your decision early, as we will sell out of this ** highly recommended wine** before midnight tonight.
Dark garnet with concentrated color out to the lighter burgundy colored edges of the wine. After giving this pretty wine a swirl, short, wine-stained tears fall slowly down the glass. After the wine has had a chance to breathe, tears form more quickly, higher up on the glass wall before falling swiftly.
Dark and foreboding, with braised plum, smoky black cherry, moist leaves and conifer needles out in front. After the wine opens up, after some swirling, it reveals lovely sweet spice, dried fall leaves and subtle leather.
Lush and sweet, with sweet stewed plum, black cherry juice, dark tobacco leaf and dried Mission fig taking the lead. Just underneath these the wine takes on an exotic quality with crushed black flowers, slate, subtle dark espresso bean and a hint of complex dried herbs.
Long and plush with a quick spreading dryness that increases as sweet fruit flavors fade, eventually ushering in a delicate minerality that is accompanied by dried flower petals and a hint of dried herbs.
Keeping things local, this would make a great partner to a table full of taco fixings.
What the Winery Says
- Anthony Truchard
- Grape Varietal
- Truchard Estate Vineyard, Carneros, Napa Valley
- Total Production
- 434 cases