I expect that not many have had the privilege of tasting Charbono Wine. There are under 60 acres total planted in California.
I had the privilege of tasting Carvalho Wines 2006 Charbono which will be released shortly. Carvalho Wines is in Clarksburg 15 minutes from Sacramento on the delta. They are in the Old Sugarl mill with five other wineries. Incredible wine, incredible building & gorgeous sunsets.
Their website is http://www.carvalhowines.com
- Reply by Philip James, Jul 5, 2008.
Bill - took me a while to realize that Charbono was a varietal. And you are right, ive never tried it.
According to wikipedia its also grown in Argentina as Bonarda, but ive not had that either.
Thanks for the report.
- Reply by oceank8, Jul 5, 2008.
My dad used to drink Inglenook's Charbono all the time, I remember it on the dinner table.
- Reply by winescribbler, Jul 6, 2008.
As Bonarda it is quite easy to find in the UK; its relatively cheap probably as most don't know what it is. I don't think the ones I have tried were that good though as I do not seem to have posted any notes on Spittoon. One to seak out and have retry me feels.
- Reply by Rodolphe Boulanger, Jul 7, 2008.
There is also some uncertainty whether Charbono could be Dolcetto from Piedmont...