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Summers Ranch Charbono Napa Valley Villa Andriana Vineyard 2012

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Beautiful purple color. Full bodied, rich and lush texture with a lively smoothness. Wonderful and flavors of blueberry and blackberry on the palate.

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Summers Winery:
Jim Summers purchased a 28-acre vineyard in Knights Valley in 1987. At that time it was mostly Merlot grapes with some Muscat Canelli. The first production of Summers Ranch Merlot was the 1992 vintage, and we increased the yield to reach a maximum of 2000 cases. In 1996 we expanded our vineyard holdings to include 25 acres at the corner of Highway 128 and Tubbs Lane. This Napa Valley propert... Read more
Jim Summers purchased a 28-acre vineyard in Knights Valley in 1987. At that time it was mostly Merlot grapes with some Muscat Canelli. The first production of Summers Ranch Merlot was the 1992 vintage, and we increased the yield to reach a maximum of 2000 cases. In 1996 we expanded our vineyard holdings to include 25 acres at the corner of Highway 128 and Tubbs Lane. This Napa Valley property carries the name Summers Estate Wines, with the vineyard designation of Villa Andriana Vineyard, named after our daughter. The property has been completely transformed to recognize its full potential. With a winery/tasting room, entertainment center, bocce ball court, picnic area and 22+ acres of vines (Zinfandel, Charbono, and Cabernet Sauvignon) we think it a perfect balance of pleasure and productivity. Creating red-wine from grapes grown on small acreages in both Napa Valley and Knights Valley is the passion of Beth and Jim Summers. The signature, "unique" wine offered by Summers is Charbono. The name is thought to be an early Italian immigrant version of Charbonneau, a French varietal. Some strongly believe that this variety is a close relative to the Dolcetto variety, widely grown in northern Italy. The vine bears very large berries that are used to make a very dark red wine that, when subjected to extended skin contact during fermentation, is full of fruit flavor and low in tannins. Read less

Member Reviews for Summers Ranch Charbono Napa Valley Villa Andriana Vineyard

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Snooth User: BOBO207
4087015
5.00 5
Vintage: 2009 01/09/2008

Five glasses


Snooth User: surgpa05
24921625
3.50 5
Vintage: 2007 11/08/2009

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: BearBryant
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2006 05/11/2009

Solid, with raspberry fruit, a touch of maple syrup and some nice, charry oak. Pretty Charbono.


Snooth User: dhay55
1694533
4.00 5
Vintage: 2005 08/14/2009

Four glasses


Snooth User: TerryH
175974184
1.50 5
Vintage: 2004 05/05/2009

One and a half glasses


External Reviews for Summers Ranch Charbono Napa Valley Villa Andriana Vineyard

External Review
Vintage: 2009 10/20/2012

Beautiful purple color. Full bodied, rich and lush texture with a lively smoothness. Wonderful and flavors of blueberry and blackberry on the palate.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 10/04/2012

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


External Review
Vintage: 2009 07/18/2013

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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Vintage: 2007 03/03/2010

Summers Winery Charbono Villa Andriana Vineyard Napa Valley 2007 750ML


External Review
Vintage: 2007 10/17/2009

With few Californian wineries growing Charbono; Summers Estate Wines produces the largest amount of this special wine annually. Dark briary fruit with vanilla and spice on the end. The volcanic soil lends a touch of mineral on the end.


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Vintage: 2006 11/25/2009

Summers Winery Charbono Villa Andriana Vineyard Napa Valley 2006 750ML



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