Intense aromas of rhubarb, ripe plum, and cassis with notes of cedar and tobacco. The mouth is layered with flavors of red currants, cherry, and sweet vanilla. Chalky tannins focus the palate and provide a delicate finish of red fruit, mineral and spice. In 1998, two acres of Tempranillo were planted on an isolated knoll in the southern part of the Truchard Estate Vineyard. The vines grow in volcanic soils and benefit from the cool Carneros temperatures. Tempranillo makes a unique, spicy wine, with deep purple color, lush texture, and firm acidity. It is a wonderful food wine.