2013 AB Charbono – August Briggs

2013 Charbono

Calistoga, Napa Valley

Upon first swirl the nose the wine has a complex bouquet that includes plum, sour Morello cherry, dusty spices and some smokiness.

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ABOUT THIS WINE

The Charbono grapes for this wine were sourced from two famed vineyards located here in Calistoga. The first, the Frediani Vineyard, was planted back in the 1920s which produces low yields with the ultimate in flavor concentration. The age of these vines gives complexity and waves of flavor. The second vineyard, the Meyer Vineyard which is right down the road here in Calistoga thrives in our Calistoga heat and the 50+ year old vines produce dense fruit flavors with richness and tannin. We are once again excited about the Charbono and know our club members will be too as it is one of our most sought after wines.

Upon first swirl the nose the wine has a complex bouquet that includes plum, sour Morello cherry, dusty spices and some smokiness. On the palate it is medium-bodied and well balanced with nice acidity for eating with food. It has flavors of tart cherries, pluot and dried spices with a lingering rustic finish. We were able to extract all the complexity these special Charbono vines offer without the aggressive tannins the varietal can often produce. It makes for one savory and seductive wine for your drinking pleasure tonight or will also age well for another 4-6 years. 221 cases produced.
SPECIFICATIONS

Vintage 2013
Wine Type Red
Varietal Charbono
Appellation Calistoga
Alcohol 14.0%
Cases 221
Barrels Oak