Truchard Syrah 2018
|Region||California, Napa Valley, Carneros|
A complex nose of ripe plum, black cherry, and cassis; with a touch of vanilla, leather, earth, and white pepper. The mouth is layered with jammy flavors of blackberry, boysenberry, and red currants; followed by mineral and cracked black pepper. Mouth-filling tannins provide an opulent finish of fruit and spice.
The Syrah here is terrific and should not be overlooked. Lots of jammy blue and black fruits as well as cooler-climate-like notes of bay leaf and pepper emerge from the 2018 Syrah, which is nicely textured, medium-bodied, fresh, and balanced. It's a winner.