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 have never had a charbono and it was great!
I had never heard of or tasted a Charbono prior to this, but if all Charbonos are as delicious as this one, I'm sold! Love the dry finish with the lingering taste of leather similar to my favorite cabs. So bummed it's out of stock as I would love to order more.
Really nice, good value
Really nice, good value
It's been a long time since I have tasted this type wine, the one many years ago was full & rich. This wine is very pleasant. superior to the watery ones on the market. a good buy.
First time with this grape. Bought a case to share with friends over dinner. They will help me decide.
First time with this grape. Interesting and pleasant. Would buy Charbono again in a future lot.
Unique blend. Love the charbono. I’ve bought many bottles after my first selection.
First Time Drinking Charbono
We were a little hesitant opening this bottle as we have never drank a Charbono wine before. We were pleasantly surprised as we sipped this wine on this beautiful fall day. Well blend of flavors. Disappointed to see it is now out of stock.
Not for me
This was not my favorite, however my husband really enjoyed it. It was a little heavy for me but I am a Pinot noir drinker and he loves cab.
very good full bodied red