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Charbono

Whew. With rain in the forecast, we harvested, and the 2014 Charbono is now resting in tank before fermentation begins. Known as Douce Noir or Corbeau in France, we Californians have grown the rare varietal since the 1880’s. Never widely planted, Tofanelli is committed to keeping the vines in Napa Valley soil. The grapes we call Charbono make a wonderfully dark red wine with sensory appeal that is first subtle, then sublime. The finish is generous with rounded tannins combined with a zesty natural acidity. All that in concert makes for a perfect food wine. A winemakers wine...

Whew. With rain in the forecast, we harvested, and the 2014 Charbono is now resting in tank before fermentation begins.
Known as Douce Noir or Corbeau in France, we Californians have grown the rare varietal since the 1880’s. Never widely planted, Tofanelli is committed to keeping the vines in Napa Valley soil.
The grapes we call Charbono make a wonderfully dark red wine with sensory appeal that is first subtle, then sublime. The finish is generous with rounded tannins combined with a zesty natural acidity. All that in concert makes for a perfect food wine. A winemakers wine...