Lot 726 | 2018 Calistoga
One of the rarest grapes in California!
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Today, only about 50 acres are planted to Charbono in all of Napa Valley – one fifth of one percent of the acreage planted to Cabernet. Why? Simple – Napa Cab is worth over 2x per ton than Charbono, and with the current price of farming and operating a winery in Napa, for most folks it just doesn’t make sense to leave that money on the table. Up at the northern tip of Napa, Calistoga is the only appellation left where Charbono is grown – perhaps because everything seems to move at a slower pace there, or that it’s a little historic town populated by the descendants of old European families that aren’t as bottom line-driven as the rest of the valley.
Lot 726 is your opportunity to taste a piece of Napa Valley history, sourced from a family-owned estate that’s one of the handful of producers in the area that still puts in the time and effort to keep this heritage grape alive. $32 under its original label if you’re lucky enough to ever find it, it’s yours for $18!
I love it!
Got a case. It was so good that I got three more cases. It's different, and in a good way. I hope that CH will offer it again next year.
Really nice surprise
This wine has a dark ruby color and somewhat fruit forward on the nose. It has a full taste with integrated tannins that are not overwhelming. Nice long finish. I believe this will be even better after a couple years in the cellar. If drinking young it would open up best if decanted. Paired great with steak.
great food wine
This is a one of a kind berry. Very fruit forward but not al all suite. Went well with a New York strip
Received in our quarterly ship, otherwise probably would not have bought. Nice surprise and a bit of spice like some mentioned. Good red meat pairing.
Very impressed with this bottle
I love my california wines as i am a Calif girl transplanted to South Carolina - I purchased this for the first time willing to give it a try. I ordered a full case - the first bottle i opened i couldnt believe how delicious it was - this wine has legs forever and great flavor - I immediately called my friend who introduced me to Cameron hughes wines and told him he had to get some - and then i place an order for another case!! so glad i did as now it was showing as sold out.
Just outstanding. This was my first Charbono and I will be purchasing more. I’m a huge fan of the Calistoga region. This wine was dry and bold. I will pick up another case for sure.
Great for Steak
Full bodied and fruity.
Different but Excellent!
I've never had this Charbono style wine before. It is smooth and rich to the taste, with a wonderful nose. I really like this a lot. I'm definitely going to age my 2nd bottle for awhile to see how it turns out! This was the 2nd bottle ever we have opened since we joined the wine club! The wine club is such great value!!! Happy we joined!!
This grape is a unicorn of sorts, not easy to find, but simply magical if you do! It's spicy so it pairs well with meats and flavorful food, but give it a bit to breath and it's still smooth enough to drink on it's own. It's also fun to say 3 times fast...Charbono, Charbono, Charbono! I should tell you to buy it whenever you can, but I don't want you to keep my own stockpile from growing - so let's pretend the review you just read was this..."Crappy wine, horrible value, avoid at all costs!" Thanks!
A Real Find
Nice wine. Goes great with a steak. Too bad it sold out so quick.