Meyer Vineyard CharbonoMADE BY CALDER WINE COMPANY IN NAPA, CALIFORNIA
Never heard of Charbono? You're not alone.
This rare varietal is extinct in its native France and only about 70 acres remain in California. It's been farmed in the Meyer Vineyard, located in the northern tip of Napa Valley, since the mid-20th century. In fact, some of the oldest vines on the property are 40-50 years old!
Winemaker Rory Williams utilizes natural yeast fermentation and dry farming techniques (the grapes receive only winter rainfall as irrigation) to intensify flavors and aromatics. We're smitten.
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Charbono's bright acidity and notes of rich red and black fruits, wet earth and mint make it a savory, yet delicate red that pairs well with rich pork, roasted lamb or steak.