This juicy red is full-bodied with flavors of plums, dark berries and chocolate. The wine has good structure and smooth tannins, should age well into the future.
Charlie has been making wine in Sonoma for three decades. He allows grapes to tell their story. He doesn’t over-oak or manipulate the wines. Instead, Charlie uses blending to highlight and showcase the best that mother nature offers from each vintage.
We start with handpicked grapes. Must is pumped to our temperature-controlled, stainless-steel tanks. Once the wine has extracted just the right amount of tannins, the grapes are pressed. Both free run and press juice combine to enhance the wine’s structure. The wine is racked to 40% new French oak with a medium toast, to enhance but not overpower the fruit.