2015 was a very rich vintage with plenty of sunny days, emphasizing the importance of cool sites and the balance they can bring in a warm, dry year. The rocky soil of Quail Knoll vineyard in Coombsville brings a Merlot with spice, color and mouthfeel. The Truchard vineyard is very reliable and produces a very old world style of Merlot—the wines always show balsamic character and the typical clay mouthfeel found in Carneros. The resulting wine has a dark cocoa type of tannin demonstrating the texture and complexity of this wine. Enjoy this wine at release and for the next 10 years.