2013 Truchard Cabernet Sauvignon Carneros, CA

Wondering what to get Dad for Father’s Day? Forget about ties and tools & give him what he really wants… a delicious Cabernet Sauvignon.

Last week I had the pleasure of meeting with Anthony Truchard, he is the son of Jo Ann & Tony Truchard, the owners of Truchard Vineyards and acts as their General Manager. He visited my store last week to taste through some of their wines. Starting in the 70s, the Truchards were pioneers of what would soon become the Carneros AVA (an appellation split between Napa & Sonoma).

I enjoyed tasting with Anthony, he is an extremely knowledgable & humble guy who has spent his entire life growing up in the vines of Napa Valley. I’m excited to be able to provide this excellent, well-made Cabernet Sauvignon to you all. This is the perfect Cab for those who love great Napa Cabs and will also be something Dad will really enjoy opening on Father’s Day.

P.S. Go ahead and get him a big juicy steak to go with this Cab!

MySomm Tasting Notes:  “This has a powerful yet pretty nose that exhibits rich dark fruits like plum, blackberry, & cassis. These aromas are accompanied by lovely touches of cedar, smoky baking spices, & a hint of vanilla. In the mouth the wine is full bodied & silky smooth with tannins like crushed velvet. Lush flavors of stewed berries and black cherries abound on the palate. I really love the non-fruit, accent flavors of this wine like the dark floral tones, hints of anise, & chocolate mint leaves. Overall this is a full bodied, rich, smooth Cabernet with great all around balance. An extremely well made wine. Drink now and over the next 10 years.”

MySomm Father’s Day Special – *$35.20/btl* (Normally $46.19)