John Anthony Truchard is a second-generation vintner whose heritage is rooted in the Napa Valley. First and foremost, he is a farmer. Each of his terroir-driven wines tells the story of his history in Napa.
John learned traditional winegrowing, the art of growing grapes to produce wine, from his father and other pioneering Napa Valley vintners. He worked alongside them from a very early age. As a young man, John put his passion and experience to work by starting his own vineyard management business. He sought small and previously undiscovered parcels of choice land throughout the Napa Valley to practice his terroir-driven style of viticulture. In the late 1990s, John began planting his own vineyards.
This dense ruby-hued cabernet sauvignon leads with wildly-aromatic black and red currants and floral notes of violet, lavender and rose. Cracked pink peppercorn and savory spices give further depth to the aromatics. On the palate sumptuous blackberries and ripe Bing cherries meld with hints of kola nut, cordovan leather and dark mole. Wonderful tannin structure carries decadent layers of chocolate raspberry cake and crème de cassis into a long, lingering finish. Aged 20 months in new French Oak.