2002 Truchard Vineyard 1.5L
The Truchard family is remarkable and delightful. They originally purchased 20 acres of land in Carneros and couldn’t understand why no one had planted grapes in the region, so they embarked upon pioneering the Carneros appellation. Eventually they came to own 400 acres, 280 of which are planted to several grape varieties, most of which are sold to other wineries.
Tony and Jo Ann are simply adorable, down to earth and love the land. We enjoyed working with them for several years starting in 1997; their grapes were the dominant source of our Carneros Pinot Noir up until 2003 when they decided they needed more grapes for their own Truchard wine label.
Wines made from Truchard vineyard truly have soul; depth, layers of complexity and personality. 2002 was a vintage that gave us the structure to age amazingly well.