Turley Charbono Napa Valley Tofanelli Vineyard 2009
Dark and luscious, but could possibly benefit from more time on the shelf.
External Reviews for Turley Charbono Napa Valley Tofanelli Vineyard
Blueberry and bitter chocolate-like aromas and flavors along with hints of new saddle leather and fresh earth. This impressive Charbono can be enjoyed over the next 3-5 years.
Charbono may be an elusive grape but the wine is tough to hide. Dark in color has a wild streak demonstrating a dark berry fruit core with notes of tar and spice. in the mouth tannins coat the palate and the acid provides a freshness making this an
"The opaque purple-hued, medium-bodied 2004 Charbono Tofanelli Vineyard reveals blueberry and bitter chocolate-like aromas and flavors along with hints of new saddle leather and fresh earth. This impressive Charbono can be enjoyed over the next
The 2002 Charbono Tofanelli Vineyard boasts an extravagantly fruity nose revealing distinctive blueberry scents intermixed with new saddle leather, licorice, and compost. Dense, medium to full-bodied, and fun to drink, it should age nicely for 7-8 ye... Robert Parker. A Charbono wine from California in USA. 2002 Turley Cellars Charbono Tofanelli Vineyard 750ml
Wine Advocate ReviewThe medium-bodied 2000 Charbono Tofanelli Vineyard (sadly, only 250 cases produced) reveals a meaty, earthy, damp forest, and black cherry-scented perfume. As the wine sits in the glass, a floral (acacia?) note emerges. It should drink well for 10-15 years.
The product of a patch of old vines discovered by Larry Turley, this is a rare wine. Unfamiliar Charbono is identical to Argentine Bonarda and similar in character to Italian Barbera. Typically deep purple inky, medium-bodied with bold black fruit flavors, aromas of tar and leather, it becomes more silky and elegant as it ages (10-20 years being ideal) and complements game, grilled beef and roast chicken very well.