Summers Winery Charbono Napa Valley Villa Andriana 2009
Allegedly, Italian immigrants brought Charbono vines here in the late 1800s thinking they were Barbera. It was bottled as Barbera by Inglenook Winery and even won several medals as Barbera. Eventually, DNA testing done by Professor Carole Meredith of UC Davis proved that Charbono is the French vareity Corbeau, aka Charbonneau. Charbono wine is only produced in California, adding to its exclusive appeal. Now there are only 80 acres of Charbono planted in California, half of which are in Calistoga. Calistoga is a sweet spot for Charbono, and most of the older vineyards are there. Today only 16 wineries produce Charbono; with Summers Estate Wines holding the title of Charbono King for producing the largest amount of this special wine annually - about 2000 cases.
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A very unpretentious full bodied 100% Charbono, with complex layers of Danish leather, ripe red berries and suttle minerality. Velvetty tanic structure.Try with a rack of lamb or your favorite gourmet pizza! Summers Website
Summers Winery Charbono has a bright, undeniable freshness with aromas of blueberry pie, cherry tabacco, and Twinnings English Breakfast Tea. The relatively low alcohol and juicy structure make this little gem a steal at 20 bucks!
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