Truchard Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
|Region||California, Napa Valley, Carneros|
Intense aromas of black plum, raspberry, and cassis; with a hint of cedar and vanilla. The mouth is layered with bright flavors of ripe cherry, red currants, and berry jam. Firm tannins focus the palate and provide a lengthy finish of spice and red fruit.
With 10% Cabernet Franc and 1% each of Petit Verdot and Malbec, this elegant red is soft, supple and rounded in cassis and black cherry. Nuanced oak allows room for a hint of baking spice, clove and vanilla to complement the fruit.
Direct, this offers a solid core of dark currant, black cherry, singed cedar and tobacco notes, followed by a savory echo on the finish. Drink now through 2022.
The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon (87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Cabernet Franc, and 1% each of Petit Verdot and Malbec) has an upfront bouquet of spiced currants, black raspberries, cedary herbs, and dried earth. It's medium-bodied, a touch chewy and dry, yet reasonably well-textured and enjoyable.