Charmstone Red Wine

Charmstones have long been thought to possess mystical powers. This limited-production wine, a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and other Bordeaux-style varieties, expresses the natural magic of Napa Valley and its remarkably diverse growing regions.

Charmstone Red Wine

Charmstones have long been thought to possess mystical powers. This limited-production wine, a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and other Bordeaux-style varieties, expresses the natural magic of Napa Valley and its remarkably diverse growing regions.

We source Charmstone from our estate vineyards in Stags Leap District, Rutherford, and Oakville; each appellation imparts its unique characteristics and creates a vibrant and complex fruit-forward wine. Firm tannins and fully integrated oak, from aging in 43 percent new French oak barrels for 18 months, support Charmstone’s vivid fruit profile.

VINEYARDS Fruit was harvested from our vineyards in some Napa Valley’s most renowned appellations, including Stags Leap District, Rutherford, and Oakville. Known for their distinct terroir, these appellations impart their unique characteristics to the fruit, contributing to Charmstone’s overall complexity.

HARVEST AND WINEMAKING  The berries were hand harvested at night, carefully sorted, and destemmed to tank, where fermentation took place. Then, the wine was racked to 43 percent new French oak barrels, where it was aged for 18 months prior to bottling.

TASTING NOTES  This deep garnet wine presents a vibrant bouquet of stewed cherry, raspberry coulis, and sweet vanilla, joined by hints of cinnamon stick, toasted clove, and rhubarb pie. The palate is supple and bright, leading with sweet red plum, fresh red berries, and raspberry cream and following with notes of spearmint and cocoa powder that linger throughout the velvety finish.

PAIRING This lively, fruit-forward blend is a versatile food wine and would make a lovely pairing for a variety of dishes, especially grilled steak with ratatouille. For a delightful cheese course, try this wine alongside Cambozola, a creamy, soft German cow’s milk cheese with a nutty finish.

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