They say there are only 47 acres of Charbono still planted in California, and this wine from 100-year-old vines, proves there should be more of it. Intense, rich and full-bodied, it has deep flavors of plums and spices, and the most wonderfully mellow tannins. Try it as an alternative to Zinfandel.
Showcases Zin's wild, almost savage side, with that briary, berry profile. But it's very dry, thin and rasping, with scouring acidity and a lean, lean mouthfeel. This palate-stinging wine needs rich, oily foods to tease out whatever ripe fruit is hiding inside.
From a warm appellation, a rugged, earthy wine with some distinctly raisiny notes. It’s very soft and round, with a low-acid, velvety mouthfeel and outsized fruit. The finish is a bit sweet and Port-like.