Monday, December 29, 2014

Review: *** $$$ Truchard Pinot Noir, Carneros, Napa Valley, California, 2006

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By way of background, opening thoughts:  This Pinot noir hails from the upper Carneros region of Napa, known for its cooler climate than much of Napa - thus, its growing reputation with Pinot noir.

Original tasting and review, June, 2012: This is Truchard Pinot Noir, Carneros, Napa Valley, California, 2006, finished at 14.1% alcohol.


In the glass:  Color is medium ruby with brick highlights.

On the nose: Poured cool and swirled vigorously, shows deep, husky, spicy and somewhat funky (pleasant) aromas. Suggests a combination of brightness, flavor and depth.


On the palate: On the palate, soft, spicy red berries predominate. The sip brings a compote of fresh pomegranate and cinnamon. Finish is modest and bright.

In summary: Overall, rates three stars on the five-star Spirit of Wine scale.


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Updated review, a year and a half later, now eight years from vintage date, December, 2014: light brick in color, with a tangy bright vegetable deep fruit on the nose - slight hints of oxidized broccoli.  Palate is less funky, brings amble sweetness and spices to make for a unique, refreshing experience.

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