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Summers Winery Charbono Napa Valley Villa Andriana 2007

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Estate grown on the Summers "Villa Andriana" Vineyard in Calistoga, this rare varietal thought to have originated between the borders of Southeastern France and Northwestern Italy. Now only found growing in about 80 acres of California, half of that in Calistoga. Charbono thrives in the northern end of the Napa Valley. A lovely wine of bold color and bright fruit.

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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

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11/08/2009

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Summers Winery Charbono Napa Valley Villa Andriana

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Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
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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Source: We Speak Wine
03/03/2010

Summers Winery Charbono Villa Andriana Vineyard Napa Valley 2007 750ML



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Estate grown on the Summers "Villa Andriana" Vineyard in Calistoga, this rare varietal thought to have originated between the borders of Southeastern France and Northwestern Italy. Now only found growing in about 80 acres of California, half of that in Calistoga. Charbono thrives in the northern end of the Napa Valley. A lovely wine of bold color and bright fruit.

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