Truchard Vineyards

Cave Block
2022 Cabernet Sauvignon
Los Carneros

2024 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 28 | Lot No. 41
Vintage: 2022

Truchard Vineyards

Cave Block

Cabernet Sauvignon
Los Carneros

5 cases produced

Highlights

  • This special bottling comes from a two-acre block planted right above the caves at our estate winery
  • 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, Clone 169, planted in 2009
  • Crafted by Sal De Ianni, our winemaker for the past 25 vintages
  • Grown on a hillside in light clay soils to produce a distinct wine that has floral and fruit aromas

Description

What makes this block so special that we decided to bottle it on its own? It is the TLC it receives from the estate's proprietor, Tony Truchard. This block is located above the caves, next to their home, and is the first block he sees each morning and the last block he views from his bedroom window before he goes to sleep. All of our vineyards are meticulously cared for, but this being first in mind gets a little extra love which is shown in the fruits of our labor and in the wine. Ypur wine is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from one single-vineyard parcel which showcases a true and unique "sense of place" among the rolling hills of our Los Carneros estate. This wine has floral aromas of ripe cherry and cassis with notes of cedar and vanilla. On the palate, bright fruit of raspberry and red currant emerge with a nice, lengthy finish. It is drinkable now, but will continue to develop over the next 10 to 12 years.


Wine Facts

  • Single vineyard wine
  • Sustainably produced
  • Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled

Sal De Ianni

Winemaker, Truchard Vineyards

Winemaker, Sal De Ianni

Sal was the enologist for Cuvaison Winery from 1995-1997, then worked as harvest winemaker in 1997 for Margaret River Vineyards in Australia. From 1998 onward, he has served as winemaker for Truchard Vineyards.

Country born: United States

Education: B.S. Chemistry (Marquette University)
M.S. Analytical Chemistry (Northwestern University)
M.S. Viticulture & Enology (UC Davis)

Years in the wine industry: 15-20 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
Hands-off. Do all of the hard work in the vineyard and the winemaking is easy. Let the vineyard express itself.

Winery Distribution

Truchard Vineyards is distributed in the following markets. Please contact the winery directly for the most up-to-date distribution information and to explore commercial opportunities.

Truchard Vineyards Contact: Anthony Truchard II

Domestic:

  • Alabama ( M&J Wines )
  • California ( Vinifera )
  • California ( Monterey Bay )

International:

  • Australia ( Beaune & Beyond )
  • Canada ( Wine Syndicate - British Columbia )
  • Canada ( Lanigan & Edwards - Alberta )
  • Canada ( Rogers & Company - Ontario )
  • Canada - Quebec ( Pot Du Vin )
  • Denmark ( Scandinavian Wineimport )
  • Hong Kong ( Water & Wine )
  • Japan ( Agri Corporation )
  • Mexico ( Vinos Vinedos Y Bodegas )
  • Norway ( Arvid Nordquist )
  • Puerto Rico ( Bodegas Compostela )
  • Singapore ( Water & Wine )
  • South Korea ( Wine 2 U )
  • Taiwan ( Ken Yen )
  • Thailand ( Water & Wine )
  • United Kingdom ( Liberty Wines )
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