TRUEBLOOD™ CHARDONNAY 2012
REVIEW BY MARC KAUFMANN
TRUEBLOOD™ MT. VEEDER CABERNET SAUVIGNON
This full bodied artisan style cabernet sauvignon was made from 100% cabernet sauvignon grapes from high up on Mt. Veeder. The grapes were picked by hand, sorted by hand then carefully placed in French oak barrels for 27 months before bottling resulting in an intense, rich and concentrated wine with aromas of black cherry, cocoa, cassis, and hints of lavender with dense, ripe flavors of black currant, spice, mocha and sweet tobacco. This is a well-rounded wine with long integrated fine tannins.
Gold Medal Award Winning wine at LA International Wine & Spirits Competition 90 Points.
TRUEBLOOD™ NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Vintage - 2012
Varietal - Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation - Napa County
Alcohol % - 14.5
TRUEBLOOD™ ST. HELENA CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2011
This full-bodied artisan cabernet sauvignon is made from 100% cabernet grapes from St. Helena, in northern Napa Valley. The handpicked grapes were nurtured, and carefully aged in new French oak for 27 months. The result is an intense, concentrated wine rich with aromas of blackberry, sweet herbs and licorice. On the palate, boysenberry, cedar and chocolate create a balancing act to complete this special vintage.
TRUEBLOOD™ ST. HELENA CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2012
This gold medal, full-bodied, artisan cabernet sauvignon has been given 92 points and rated exceptional by Tastings.com and The Beverage Testing Institute.
"Violet color. Aromas and flavors of olives, herbs, and spiced fruits and nuts with a satiny, vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, interesting, medium-long craisin, chestnut honey, and cedar finish with chewy, crunchy tannins and moderate oak. A spicy, silky, savory Napa cabernet with nicely balanced oak." – Tasting.com
TRUEBLOOD™ CHARDONNAY 2011
Aromas of fresh tangerine, pear, and lemon drops overlaid by orange blossoms and other light floral notes.
A full-bodied, lush texture imparts flavors of tangerine, baked apple with a spiced lemon-honey finish. The elegant wine with a racy acid streak is reminiscent of a fine white Burgundy.
Nine months in French oak provides just enough structure and toasty spice without overpowering the fresh fruit flavors. Pair with seafood, especially crabmeat, light chicken dishes or simple pasta dishes.
Drinking well now, but like most artisan Chardonnay, this wine will delight for several years to come and over time develop almond, marzipan and more honey notes.
TRUEBLOOD™ CHARDONNAY 2012
Pronounced aromas of honey and toasted bread. Hints of fennel, anise and spice. A classic California new-world style Chardonnay.
The lively flavors are braced by toasty, spicy oak. Flavors of ripe apple, lemon drops, honey, and ginger give way to a warm, toasty long finish. A hefty Chardonnay for those that like power in their glass.
Aged nine months in French oak with frequent lees stirring; creamy texture.
This full-bodied wine will pair well with pork dishes, salads, and pasta with herbs. Drinking well now, and will hold for several years into the future.
A well crafted Chardonnay is a wine that evolves over time in the bottle.
TRUEBLOOD™ PINOT NOIR
This artisan style pinot noir was made from 100% pinot noir grapes that were carefully picked by hand, sorted by hand and then carefully placed in French oak barrels for 15 months before bottling, resulting in an elegant wine. Cherry, clove, brown sugar, warm spice, with floral accent aromas with cherry and vanilla flavors lead to a refreshing long finish of mixed berries.