Fruit was harvested from our vineyards in Napa Valley’s most renowned appellations of Rutherford and Oakville. Known for their distinct terroir, these appellations impart their unique characteristics to the fruit, contributing to Charmstone’s overall complexity.
The 2016 harvest marks the fifth great vintage in a row. Although it was another drought year and yields tended to be a bit lower, the quality was very high. The year started out hot, then became cold, then turned hot again, and October began one of the heaviest rain seasons this region has seen in many years.
The berries were hand harvested at night, carefully sorted, and destemmed to tank, where fermentation took place. Then, the wine was racked to 50 percent new French oak barrels, where it was aged for 18 months prior to bottling.