An intense nose of floral blueberry, ripe plum and cassis with a touch of vanilla and cedar. The mouth is filled with juicy flavors of boysenberry, red currants, and cherry jam. Round, ripe tannins provide an opulent finish of red fruit and spice.
In 1964 Tony Truchard received orders to report to Korea for a two year tour; however, a very pregnant Jo Ann Truchard, his wife, changed all of that by slipping on a grape in the grocery store in San Antonio and breaking her knee. Four days later, sporting a full leg cast, Jo Ann delivered their fourth baby and their lives changed. Instead of Korea, the Army decided to send Tony to Northern California to serve as the medical commander for a base near the Nevada border.
The Estate Red is a blend of Syrah, Zinfandel, and Tempranillo. These grapes were sourced from distinctly different sections of our Estate Vineyard. Each wine was vinified separately and aged for 10 months in French Oak barrels (30% new). Syrah was chosen for structure, Zinfandel contributes bright fruit flavors, and Tempranillo adds a unique spicy element. Combined, these varietals produce a playful, easy drinking red that is both fruity and complex. This wine was bottled in August.
Pairs well with beef, lamb, veal, and poultry dishes,