Rubia Wine Cellars

Truchard Vineyard
2020 Chardonnay
Los Carneros

2021 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 25 | Lot No. 104
Vintage: 2020

Rubia Wine Cellars

Truchard Vineyard

Los Carneros

5 cases produced


  • Set your sights on this selection from the Truchard Vineyard in the heart of the Los Carneros nested appellation
  • A new-world Chardonnay crafted in an old-world style by esteemed winemaker Julien Fayard
  • Fermented and aged in stainless steel to express the true flavors of California Chardonnay
  • Notes of vivid green apple and lemon, a clear and crisp palate, and a creamy feel and long finish make for an instant classic


A trip to Burgundy to celebrate a milestone birthday brought about the desire to create a new world wine in an old world style. Our French winemaker had the perfect solution – an unoaked Truchard Chardonnay. Five short months in stainless steel preserves all that is beautiful about this varietal, vibrant lemon and apple with the weight and complexity that only Napa Valley wines enjoy. Prepare to be impressed, she’s a beauty!

Wine Facts

  • Single vineyard wine
  • Sustainably produced

Julien Fayard

Winemaker, Rubia Wine Cellars

Winemaker, Julien Fayard

Julien Fayard hails from France where he worked in both Provence and Bordeaux. He defined his core winemaking style at the exalted first growth Château Lafitte-Rothschild (he even lived in Lafitte’s grand château for a period) as well as at Smith Haut Lafitte. There, Julien says he learned his attention to detail and how to not excessively intervene in the winery: “If you put in the hard work in the vineyard, you have to trust and have patience; then, on its own, the wine will become all that it is capable of.”

Julien has lived and worked in the Napa Valley since 2006. Here in Napa, Julien worked at Quintessa before joining Atelier Melka, where he spent five years as the Director of Winemaking. It was here, working with a variety of clients including Lail Vineyards, Gemstone, Dalla Valle, and more that Julien further developed his winemaking style — while also gaining an intimate understanding of the Valley’s vineyards and establishing strong relationships with its many passionate, quality-dedicated growers.

Country born: France

Years in the wine industry: 15-20 years

Adventures Decanted

Post Office Box 452
Granby  CO  80446


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