2016 Calistoga Charbono
The magic of Charbono will never fade for us. We’re one of the last Napa Valley wineries making it, which is a darn shame because these grapes have a cultish following and produce a wine fit for Valhalla. Luckily, Jim Frediani still grows a few rows in Calistoga. And when you’re offered fruit from some of the most sought-after vines in the state, it’s hard to say no...so we don’t.
This vintage shows off bright red cherries on the nose with hints of black currant, vanilla and white pepper. Bodaciously juicy ripe dark berries blanket your entire palate, finishing with a dash of spice that gives it just the right amount of kick. The 2016 Charbono drinks splendidly at any occasion with your nearest and dearest around the table, so pour yourself a nice hearty glass and drink with some grilled lamb or your favorite Italian delicacies.
You haven’t tasted anything like this before.