This unfamiliar varietal has origins back to France and perhaps is better known in Argentina as Bonarda. Originally used as a blending grape, there are a few of us that actually produce a true 100% Charbono. There are only about 80 acres planted between Napa and Mendocino Counties. The color is deep purple with a mixture of plum and licorice on the nose. Flavors include cherry, blackberry, and blueberry while incorporating smooth tannins. Aged in neutral French and Hungarian oak.
90 points - Wine & Spirits Magazine
Production – 100 cases
Release Date - April 30, 2011
Alc. – 13.2