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Vintage
2017
Varietal
Red Wine
Region
Napa Valley
Alcohol
15.2%

2017 Charmstone Red Wine

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$65
/ 750ml

The 2017 Charmstone is lifted by luscious, fruit-centric characteristics reminiscent of a summer stroll through a blackberry and raspberry patch. Intriguing notes of lilac, cola and toasty oak add complexity. The Cabernet Sauvignon affords a dense, chewy mid-palate and supple structure while the Cab Franc amplifies the wine’s aromatics. Petit Verdot imparts floral elements and bright red cherry while adding structure to the lingering finish.

Duck with blueberry sauce and roasted trout wrapped in pancetta are two of our favorite pairings.

Vintage
2017
Varietal
Red Wine
Region
Napa Valley
Alcohol
15.2%

Vintage Notes

The season began with restorative rain that refilled reservoirs and replenished resident soils after an extended drought. Harvest launched at a normal rate in many regions before progressing rapidly during a heat wave that ran from late August to early September. Cooling temperatures in mid-September slowed the harvest and allowed the fruit to ripen gradually and reach optimal maturity.

Winemaker Notes

We hand-harvested the grapes in the cool hours of night to maintain freshness and natural acidity. The fruit was then cold-soaked for gentle extraction prior to fermenting the must in stainless steel fermenters at 92 F. Rigorous pump-overs, increasing during the peak of fermentation, yielded vibrant color and varietal character in the wine. It was aged in the barrel for 18 months (30% new French oak) to meld the bright fruit notes with the many nuances of the wood. Three months into barrel-aging, the wine’s components were blended together to marry flavors and aromatics. To retain the wine’s full flavor complexity, it was bottled without fining or filtration.

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