Turley Charbono Napa Valley Tofanelli Vineyard 2009

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Very limited Charbono Red from TurleyRobert Parker One of the few delicious Charbonos made in California comes from Turley Cellars The 2009 Charbono Tofanelli Vineyard reveals smoky gamy meaty notes more tannin than usual and a more austere

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Tofanelli Family Vineyard:
Our family is honored to offer you ultra premium Zinfandel and Charbono from the estate vineyard that we've been farming on a daily basis since 1929. Extremely limited production (under 1000 cases annually) enables us to focus on quality with a hands on approach that reaches from grapevine to bottle. The historical vineyard located at the top of the Napa Valley near the town of Calistoga now st... Read more
Our family is honored to offer you ultra premium Zinfandel and Charbono from the estate vineyard that we've been farming on a daily basis since 1929. Extremely limited production (under 1000 cases annually) enables us to focus on quality with a hands on approach that reaches from grapevine to bottle. The historical vineyard located at the top of the Napa Valley near the town of Calistoga now stands as one of the last examples of pre-World War II grape growing. The methods we still use were once prevalent throughout the valley; no irrigation (not even a drip line to be seen), an organic philosophy (we never jumped on the 'bandwagon' of post-war pesticides), and no trellis systems on our red varietals (these vines are free standing without wire support). Known for our Zinfandel, we also grow rare and unusual varietals such as Charbono, Sauvignon Musqué, Semillon, Petite Sirah, Carignane, Grenache, Mondeuse Noir and Cinsault. Given the reputation of the vines and the limited production of our winery, we can still offer fruit to other notable producers such as Turley Wine Cellars, Spottswoode Winery, Schrader Cellars, Orin-Swift (a.k.a. the 'Prisoner') Cellars, Neyers Vineyards and Duckhorn Vineyards. Read less

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Vintage: 2008 02/05/2011

Dark and luscious, but could possibly benefit from more time on the shelf.

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External Reviews for Turley Charbono Napa Valley Tofanelli Vineyard

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Vintage: 2006 01/29/2009

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


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Vintage: 2006 08/01/2008

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.


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Vintage: 2004 01/29/2009

"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


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Vintage: 2002 01/16/2009

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


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Vintage: 2000 03/24/2011

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.


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Vintage: 2000 01/17/2009

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.



Very limited Charbono Red from TurleyRobert Parker One of the few delicious Charbonos made in California comes from Turley Cellars The 2009 Charbono Tofanelli Vineyard reveals smoky gamy meaty notes more tannin than usual and a more austere

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