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Vintage
2018
Varietal
Red Wine
Region
Napa Valley
Alcohol
15.6%

2018 Charmstone Red Wine

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Aromas of raspberry, blueberry and pie crust. Baking spices, spun sugar, cranberry, strawberry on the palate. Raspberry with firm tannin on the finish. This wine is delicious now and will be impressive for at least the next 7 years.

Vintage
2018
Varietal
Red Wine
Region
Napa Valley
Alcohol
15.6%

Vintage Notes

The 2018 growing season started with significantly higher than average frost hours (a measurement of hours below 36°F), which led to a late bud break. The growing season also stood out in terms of GDD (growing degree days), with 14% fewer on average than 2017. The mild conditions and lack of extreme heat spikes combined to create a high quality fruit year.

Winemaker Notes

The grapes were hand harvested at night, carefully sorted in the vineyard, then brought to the cellar and destemmed. The grapes received a cold soak, followed by fermentation at a high temperature to ensure maximum extraction was achieved. The wine was racked to 50 percent new French oak barrels, where it was aged for 18 months prior to bottling.

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