Our Charbono is made with organic grapes from our Whale Rock Vineyard located in the Templeton Gap area of West Paso Robles. Typically one of the last grapes to be harvested, the long hang time allows the flavors to fully mature and create an exceptional wine reminiscent of the great Italian vintages. It displays smoked cherry, violets, and vanilla. There are flavors of blueberry pie, black cherry followed by a finish with supple tannins. A treat and unique wine for any cellar
The good weather of 2018 held out and we were able to harvest this variety in great shape on November 13th. Eleven days of fermentation on the skins then gave a full extraction of tannins, color, and flavor. Moving the Charbono to small oak barrels for a full year brought out the complexities inherent in this variety. Enjoy the spicy nuances of this wine as well as its compelling mouthfeel.
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