2010 Carter - Merlot Truchard Vineyard 750ml

USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley/ Red / Merlot
2010 Carter - Merlot Truchard Vineyard

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International Wine Cellar | 90

Dark, bright red. Blueberry, cassis and spices on the nose, complicated by mocha and menthol. Silky, fresh and harmonious, with a cool medicinal cast to the dark fruit and spice flavors. This suave, medium-bodied merlot finishes with smooth, nicely buffered tannins and notes of black cherry and spices. A step up from the 2009 in balance and freshness.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 168

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Wine Advocate | 92

Mocha, mint, chocolate and plums flesh out in the glass as the 2010 Merlot Truchard Vineyard shows off its considerable pedigree and appeal. Plush, dark and seductive, the Merlot is gorgeous and harmonious from start to finish. This is a distinctly powerful, intense Merlot with more than enough depth to keep up with the Cabernets in the Carter range.

Drink Dates: 2014-2022
Author: Antonio Galloni
Issue: 204

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Wine Spectator | 91

Sleek and supple, with red currant and espresso aromas, offering soft but focused raspberry, mineral and toasted herb flavors that linger against ripe tannins.

Drink Dates: 2013-2018
Author: Tim Fish


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Since 1998 Carter Cellars has been producing small, intimate vintages with outstanding fruit from Napa's finest vineyard sources. Mark Carter's dream of creating a world class wine label without a brick and mortar winery lead him to a partnership with Nils Venge and no small amount of critical praise. Carter Cellars produces several Cabernets and Merlots, all from fruit grown in low-yield vineyards in Napa and showcasing Beckstoffer fruit from the famous original To-Kalon Vineyard. In 2006 they founded Envy Winery to produce estate-grown wines for the first time.

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