Our final vintage of this historic but now rare cult grape from a now-removed local vineyard. The fruit from the 2014 vintage was hand harvested from untended vines that had grown completely wild. Charbono was introduced to California in the Napa Valley by early Italian immigrants. There is now very little acreage left in the state of this once widely-planted variety.
On the nose, black and candied cherry with cranberry; a touch of black pepper and vanilla cream soda. The palate mirrors the fruit aromas with leather and herb notes and traditional sturdy tannins. Enjoy this heritage wine with a simple plate of Genoa salami and mozzarella cheese. Only 230 cases were produced.