Posts Tagged ‘new grapes

01
Mar
12

Wine: Casa Julis Carmenere Reserva

Casa Julia Carmenere Rsv

Casa Julia Carmenere Rsv

In its Bordeaux incarnation, carmenère apparently turned out sensational wines. It was widely cultivated in the Médoc, the area encompassing some of Bordeaux’s most famous appellations (Pauillac, Margaux) and wineries (Latour, Lafite), and was a key component in what were considered the finest clarets. But carmenère was a bastard to work with. It had difficulty ripening in Bordeaux’s fickle climate and was vulnerable to both oidium powdery mildew and coulure (poor fruit set). After the phylloxera root louse cut a devastating swathe through Bordeaux, winemakers decided that the grape was no longer worth the bother and opted not to replant it. With its disappearance from Bordeaux, carmenère was presumed to have died off.

Cut to the mid-1990s. Chilean winemakers had long been intrigued by what they thought was a unique clone of the merlot grape growing in many vineyards. It was slower to ripen than other merlot, and its leaves were pinkish, which was also unusual. French ampelographer Jean-Michel Boursiquot was soon on the case, and he determined that the mystery fruit was, in fact, carmenère—the so-called “lost grape of Bordeaux.” DNA testing subsequently confirmed this. It is believed that vine cuttings from Bordeaux were brought to Chile in the mid-19th century, and that carmenère found a safe haven there because the South American country was never hit by phylloxera. In the years since carmenère’s true identity was revealed, the Chileans have embraced it as if it were a native son and have ramped up its production dramatically. In turn, Chile has proved to be an excellent home in exile for the grape, especially the vineyards of the central valley, where the Mediterranean climate (warm-but-not-excessively-hot days, cool nights) and long growing seasons are ideal.

Casa Julia’s Reserva Carmenere from the Maipo Valley of Chile comes from old vine Carmenere and is among the Carmeneres as a standard bearer of how a Chilean Carmenere should taste. This is a medium bodied red wine with gorgeous garnet colors that refract light as it is spinning in the glass. The aromas are very unique to this varietal lifting a light earthiness and jalapeno sensation. Once this elixir crosses your lips the fore of the palate is sensationally enticed with deep dehydrated black fruit flavors of cassis, black berry and black cherry yielding to a smooth velvety leather texture that finished with an explosion of bright spice and toasted jalapeno flavors that linger for a long sensational finish.

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08
Feb
12

White wines….

White Wine Grapes

White Wine Grapes

As I promised, here is a list of many of the grapes used for making white wines… as you can see there is no shortage of vinifera in the world for you to explore…. And these lists are not even complete! So, let’s grab a bottle, pop a cork and try some wine!

White grapes

  • Aidani / Aidini / Aedani
  • Airén
  • Alarije / Alarijen
  • Albalonga
  • Albana
  • Albarello
  • Albariño / Alvarinho / Cainho Branco
  • Albarola
  • Albillo
  • Alcañón
  • Aligoté
  • Altesse / Roussette
  • Amigne
  • Ansonica / Inzolia
  • Antao Vaz
  • Aragnan Blanc
  • Arbois
  • Arinto
  • Arneis
  • Arnsburger
  • Arrufiac / Arrufiat / Ruffiac
  • Arvine
  • Asprinio Bianco
  • Assario branco
  • Assyrtiko / Assyrtico
  • Athiri
  • Aubin
  • Auxerrois Blanc
  • Avesso
  • Azal
  • Barcelo
  • Bacchus
  • Baco Blanc
  • Baiyu / Rkatsiteli
  • Banat Riesling / Banat Rizling
  • Baroque
  • Belina
  • Benedino
  • Biancame / Bianchello
  • Bianchetta Trevigiana
  • Bianchetti Genovese
  • Bianco d’Alessano
  • Biancolella
  • Biancone
  • Bical
  • Blanc de Morgex
  • Boais
  • Bogdanuša
  • Bombino Bianco
  • Borba Blanca
  • Borrado das Moscas
  • Bosco
  • Bourboulenc
  • Bouvier
  • Breidecker
  • Bual
  • Budai Zöld
  • Bukettraube
  • Buonamico
  • Burger / Monbadon
  • Camaralet
  • Carica l’Asino
  • Carignan blanc
  • Catarratto
  • Cayetana / Calagraño
  • Cerceal
  • Cereza
  • Chardonnay
  • Chasan
  • Chasselas / Fendant / Gutedel
  • Chenel
  • Chenin Blanc / Pineau de la Loire / Steen
  • Clairette
  • Claret de Gers / Claret de Gascogne
  • Claverie
  • Cococciola
  • Cocur
  • Coda di Volpe
  • Codega / Roupeiro
  • Colombard
  • Completer
  • Cortese
  • Crato / Crato Bianco
  • Courbu / Xuri Zerratua / Bordelesa Zuri
  • Criolla Grande
  • Crouchen / Clare Riesling / Cape Riesling
  • Cygne blanc
  • Cserszegi Fűszeres
  • Dattier
  • Debina
  • Diagalves
  • Dimiat
  • Dinka
  • Dona blanca
  • Doradillo
  • Drupeggio
  • Durella
  • Ehrenfelser
  • Elbling
  • Emerald Riesling
  • Emir Karasi
  • Encruzado
  • Erbaluce
  • Esgana Cão / Esagna / Sercial
  • Esquitxagos
  • Ezerjó
  • Faber / Faberrebe
  • Favorita
  • Falanghina
  • False Pedro / Pedro Luis / Cañocazo
  • Favorita
  • Fernao Pires / Fernão Pires
  • Ferral
  • Fetească Albă / Fetiaska / Leànyka
  • Fetească Regală
  • Fiano
  • Fié / Fiét / Fié gris
  • Findling
  • Flora
  • Fologosão
  • Folle Blanche / Gros Plant / Piquepoult
  • Francavida
  • Francusa
  • Freisamer / Freiburger
  • Friulano / Tocai Friulano
  • Fromenteau
  • Frontignan
  • Furmint / Mosler / Sipon
  • Galego Dourado
  • Garganega
  • Garnacha blanca / Grenache Blanc
  • Garrido
  • Gellewza
  • Gewürztraminer / Tramini
  • Gloria
  • Godello
  • Goldburger
  • Goldriesling
  • Gouais blanc
  • Gouveio
  • Graisse / Plant de Graisse
  • Grasă de Cotnari
  • Grecanico
  • Grechetto
  • Greco
  • Greco Bianco
  • Green Hungarian
  • Grenache Blanc / Garnacha blanca
  • Grenache Gris
  • Grignolino
  • Grillo
  • Grasa
  • Grk Bijeli
  • Grolleau gris
  • Gros Manseng / Izkiriota Handi
  • Grüner Veltliner
  • Guardavalle
  • Guarnaccia Bianca
  • Gutenborner
  • Hárslevelű
  • Hondarrabi Zuri
  • Humagne
  • Huxelrebe / Weisser Gutedel / Courtillier Musqué
  • Incrocio Manzoni
  • Inzolia / Ansonica
  • Irsai Oliver / Irsay Oliver / Irsai Olivér
  • Italia
  • Izsáki Sarfehér / Izsáki
  • Jacquère
  • Jaén blanca
  • Jampal
  • Juhfark
  • Juwel
  • Kanzler
  • Keknyelu / Kéknyelű
  • Kerner
  • Knipperle / Klein Rauschling
  • Kövérszőlő
  • Karija l’Osü
  • Krstač
  • Kujundžuša
  • Ladikino
  • Lado
  • Lagorthi
  • Lauzet
  • Len de l’El / Len de l’Elh
  • Loureira
  • Lumassina
  • Macabeo / Macabeu / Alcañón / Viura
  • Maceratino
  • Madeleine Angevine
  • Majarcă Albă
  • Malagousia / Malagoussia
  • Malvar
  • Malvasia, includes several sub-varieties
  • Malvoisie
  • Mantonico Bianco
  • Petit Manseng / Izkiriota Ttipi
  • Manteudo
  • Maria Gomes = Fernão Pires
  • Marsanne
  • Mauzac
  • Melon de Bourgogne / Muscadet
  • Merseguera / Escanyavella
  • Meslier St-François
  • Mezesfehér
  • Miousap
  • Misket
  • Molette
  • Moll
  • Montu
  • Morio-Muskat
  • Moscatel de Austria
  • Moscatel Rosada
  • Moschofilero / Moscophilero
  • Mtsvane
  • Müller-Thurgau / Rivaner
  • Muscadelle (Tokay in Australia)
  • Muscadet / Melon de Bourgogne
  • Muscat / Moscato
  • Muscat of Alexandria / Moscatell / Moscatel de Málaga, de Setúbal
  • Muscat Blanc / Muscat Frontignan / Muskateller / Moscatel Branco
  • Muscat Ottonel
  • Nasco
  • Neherleschol
  • Neuburger
  • Nobling
  • Nosiola
  • Nuragus
  • Ondenc
  • Optima
  • Orion
  • Ortega
  • Ortrugo
  • Oz
  • Pagedebit
  • Palomino / Listan / Perrum
  • Pampanuto / Pampanino
  • Parč
  • Pardillo / Pardina
  • Parellada
  • Pascal Blanc
  • Passerina
  • Pecorello
  • Pecorino
  • Pedro Giménez
  • Pedro Ximénez/ PX / Alamís
  • Perle
  • Petit Courbu
  • Petit Meslier
  • Petite Arvine
  • Picardin
  • Picolit / Piccolit / Piccolito
  • Picpoul
  • Pigato
  • Pignerol
  • Pignooletto
  • Pinella
  • Pinot Blanc / Pinot Bianco / Klevner / Weissburgunder
  • Pinot Grigio / Pinot Gris / Grauburgunder
  • Pinot Jaune / Szürkebarát
  • Planta Fina
  • Planta Nova
  • Plavai
  • Pošip
  • Prosecco
  • Prunesta
  • Rabigato
  • Rabo de Ovelha
  • Raisin Blanc
  • Rauschling / Rāuschling
  • Regner
  • Reichensteiner
  • Rèze
  • Rhoditis / Roditis
  • Ribolla / Robola
  • Riesling / Johannisberg Riesling / Rheinriesling / Klingelberger
  • Rieslaner
  • Rkatsiteli
  • Robola
  • Roditis / Rhoditis
  • Rolle
  • Rollo
  • Romorantin
  • Roter Veltliner
  • Rotgipfler
  • Roupeiro / Codega
  • Roussanne
  • Sabro
  • Sacy
  • Ste Marie
  • St-Pierre Doré
  • Sarfeher / Sárfehér
  • Sauvignon Blanc / Sauvignon Gris
  • Sauvignon Vert / Sauvignonasse
  • Savagnin / Savagnin Blanc
  • Savatiano
  • Scheurebe
  • Schönburger
  • Sémillon
  • Septiner
  • Sercial / Cerceal / Esgana Cao
  • Sereksia
  • Sideritis
  • Siegerrebe
  • Silvaner / Sylvaner / Österreicher
  • Smederevka
  • Spagnol
  • Spätrot / Zierfandler
  • Steen / Chenin Blanc
  • Sultana
  • Symphony
  • Tamarêz / Tamares / Crato Branco
  • Tamîioasa / Tămîioasă Românească / Tamianka
  • Taminga
  • Téoulier
  • Terrantez
  • Terret gris
  • Timorasso
  • Torrontés / Torontel
  • Tourbat / Torbato
  • Traminer / Tramini / Traminac
  • Trbljan
  • Trebbiano / Ugni Blanc
  • Treixadura / Trajadura
  • Tresallier
  • Trousseau Gris / Grey Riesling
  • Tsaoussi
  • Tsolikauri
  • Ugni blanc / Trebbiano
  • Verdea
  • Verdeca
  • Verdejo
  • Verdelho / Gouveio / Godello
  • Verdello
  • Verdesse
  • Verdicchio
  • Verdil / Verdosilla
  • Verdiso / Verdia
  • Verdoncho
  • Verduzzo
  • Verduzzo Trevigiano
  • Vermentino / Rolle
  • Vernaccia
  • Veroga
  • Vespaiola
  • Vilana
  • Vinhao
  • Viognier
  • Viosinho
  • Vital (grape)
  • Vitovska
  • Viura / Macabeo / Macabeu /Alcañón
  • Vugava
  • Weldra
  • Welschriesling / Riesling Italico / Olaszrizling / Lazki Rizling / Graševina
  • Würzer
  • Xarel·lo / Xarello
  • Xynisteri
  • Zala Gyöngye
  • Zalema
  • Zefir
  • Zenit
  • Zéta / Orémus
  • Zeusz
  • Zierfandler
  • Žilavka
  • Žlahtina
07
Feb
12

Red Wines…

Red Wine Grapes

Red Wine Grapes

Below is a partial list of grapes used in making red wines from the Vitis vinifera grapes. This list may not be complete in its entirety, but is significant in helping you find a few new wines you may have never heard of before. I’ll post a list of white wine grapes tomorrow!

Red grapes

  • Abbuotto
  • Abouriou
  • Acolon
  • Agiorgitiko/Aghiorghitiko
  • Aglianico
  • Aleatico/Agliano
  • Alexandrouli
  • Alfrocheiro Preto
  • Alicante Bouschet
  • Alicante Ganzin
  • Alvarelhão / Brancelho
  • Amorghiano
  • Ancellotta
  • Aragónez
  • Aramon
  • Aspiran
  • Aubun
  • Avana
  • Avarengo
  • Băbească Neagră
  • Baco Noir
  • Baga
  • Barbarossa
  • Barbera
  • Barsalinga
  • Bastardo/ Trousseau
  • Bellone
  • Béquignol
  • Black Muscat
  • Blatina
  • Blauburger
  • Blauer Portugieser / Blauer Portuguiser / Oporto / Kékoportó / Portugais
  • Blaufränkisch / Lemberger / Franconia / Kékfrankos / Gamé
  • Bobal
  • Bogazkere
  • Bonarda
  • Bondola
  • Bordo/Ives Noir
  • Bouchalès
  • Bovale
  • Borgonja Crna
  • Brachetto or Braquet
  • Brancellao
  • Brown Muscat
  • Brun Fourca
  • Bual / Boal
  • Cabernet Franc
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Cabernet Severny
  • Caddiu
  • Cagnulari
  • Caiño Tinto
  • Caladoc
  • Calitor
  • Callet
  • Caloria
  • Canaiolo
  • Canina nera
  • Caricagiola
  • Carignan / Carignane / Cariñena / Carignano /Mazuelo
  • Carménère
  • Carmine
  • Carnelian
  • Castelão / Periquita
  • Castets
  • Castiglione
  • Catanese
  • Centurian
  • Cesanese
  • Cesar
  • Charbono
  • Cienna
  • Ciliegiolo
  • Cinsaut / Cinsault/ Ottavianello
  • Colorino
  • Complexa
  • Cornalin
  • Cornifesto
  • Corvina / Corvinone
  • Counoise
  • Croatina
  • Darkenuša
  • Dobričić
  • Dolcetto
  • Domina
  • Dornfelder
  • Dunkelfelder
  • Duras
  • Durif / Petite Sirah
  • Espadeiro
  • Étraire
  • Fer
  • Ferrón
  • Fetească Neagră
  • Forcayat/Forcallat
  • Fortana
  • Frappato
  • Freisa
  • Frühroter Veltliner
  • Fumin
  • Gaglioppo
  • Gamashara
  • Gamay / Gamay Noir
  • Gamaret
  • Garanoir
  • Garnatxa / Grenache / Garnacha / Cannonau
  • Garrut
  • Girò
  • Graciano/ Moristel
  • Grand Noir de la Calmette
  • Gran Negro / Grão Negro
  • Greco Nero
  • Grignolino
  • Gropello
  • Grolleau / Groslot
  • Gros Verdot
  • Guarnaccia
  • Helfensteiner
  • Heroldrebe
  • Hondarrabi Beltza
  • Humagne Rouge
  • Jaén
  • Joubertin / Jaubertin
  • Juan Garcia
  • Juan Ibáñez / Miguel del Arco
  • Jurancon noir
  • Kadarka
  • Kalecik Karasi
  • Kékoporto / Kékoportó
  • Kotsifali
  • Kratosija
  • Lacrima di Morro / Lacrima Nera
  • Lagrein
  • Lambrusco
  • Liatiko
  • Limnio
  • Listan Negro
  • Lladoner Pelut / Lledoner Pelut
  • Madrasa
  • Magaratch Bastardo
  • Magaratch Ruby / Magarach Ruby
  • Magliocco / Magliocco Canino
  • Maiolica
  • Malbec / Auxerrois / Cot
  • Malvasia di Schierano
  • Malvasia Nera
  • Mammolo
  • Mandelaria / Mandelari
  • Mandolari
  • Mantonegro
  • Mara
  • Maratheftiko
  • Marselan
  • Marsigliana
  • Marzemino
  • Matrassa
  • Mavro
  • Mavrodafni/ Mavrodaphne
  • Mavrud / Mavroudi
  • Mayorquin
  • Melnik
  • Mencia/ Jaen
  • Merenzao
  • Merille
  • Merlot
  • Milgranet
  • Millot
  • Mission
  • Molinara
  • Mondeuse
  • Monica
  • Montepulciano
  • Montù / Montuni
  • Moravia
  • Moreto
  • Moristel
  • Mourisco Tinto
  • Mourvèdre / Monastrell / Mataro
  • Mouyssaguès
  • Mujuretuli
  • Muscardin
  • Muscat Hamburg
  • Nebbiolo
  • Negoska
  • Négrette
  • Negroamaro
  • Negru de Dragasani
  • Nero Buono di Coro
  • Nero d’Avola
  • Nerello Cappuccio
  • Nerello Mascalese
  • Neretto di Bairo
  • Neyret
  • Nielluccio
  • Nincusa
  • Nocera
  • Notardomenico
  • Ojaleshi
  • Öküzgözü
  • Olivella nera
  • Oseleta
  • Pais
  • Pamid
  • Parana
  • Pascale di Cagliari
  • Pelaverga
  • Peloursin
  • Perdal
  • Perricone
  • Persan
  • Petit Rouge
  • Petit Verdot
  • Picpoul Noir
  • Piedirosso
  • Pignerol
  • Pignola Valtellinese
  • Pignolo
  • Pineau d’Aunis
  • Pinot Meunier / Schwarzriesling / Müllerebe
  • Pinot Noir / Spätburgunder / Blauburgunder / Pinot Nero
  • Pinotage
  • Pinot St. George
  • Plassa
  • Plavac Mali
  • Plavina
  • Pollera Nera
  • Portan
  • Portugieser
  • Poulsard/ Plousard
  • Prieto Picudo
  • Primitivo
  • Prokupac
  • Provechon
  • Raboso
  • Ramisco
  • Refosco / Refošk
  • Roesler
  • Rondinella
  • Rossese
  • Rossignola
  • Rossola Nera
  • Rotberger
  • Rouchet/ Ruché / Roche
  • Rubired
  • Ruby Cabernet
  • Rufete / Tinta Pinheira / Tinta Carvalha / Rufeta
  • Sagrantino
  • Sangiovese
  • Saperavi
  • Schiava / Trollinger
  • Schioppettino
  • Schönburger
  • Sciacarello
  • Sciascinoso
  • Segalin / Ségalin
  • Servanin
  • Sgaretta
  • Shiraz / Syrah
  • Shiroka Melnishka Losa / Melnik
  • Sousão
  • Sousón
  • St. Laurent / Svatovavrinecke
  • St-Macaire
  • Sumoll
  • Susumaiello
  • Taminga
  • Tannat
  • Tarrango
  • Tazzelenghe
  • Tempranillo / Tinta Roriz / Ull de Llebre / Cencibel / Tinta del Pais
  • Teroldego / Teroldego Rotaliano
  • Terret Noir
  • Thiniatiko
  • Tibouren
  • Tinta Amarela
  • Tinta Barroca
  • Tinta Caiada
  • Tinta Carvalha
  • Tinta Francisca
  • Tinta Madeira
  • Tinta Miuda
  • Tinta Negra Mole / Preto Martinho
  • Tinta Pinheira
  • Tinto Cão
  • Touriga Franca / Touriga Francesa
  • Touriga Nacional / Azal Espanhol / Preto de Mortágua
  • Trepat
  • Trevisana Nera
  • Trincadeira/ Castelão / Torneiro
  • Troia / Uva di Troia
  • Trollinger
  • Trousseau
  • Turca
  • Uva di Troia
  • Uva Rara
  • Vaccarese / Vaccarèse
  • Valdiguié
  • Vespolina
  • Vien de Nus
  • Volidza
  • Vranac
  • Wildbacher/Blauer Wildbacher
  • Xynomavro
  • Zinfandel / Crljenak Kaštelanski / Primitivo
  • Zweigelt / Zweigeltrebe / Rotburger

Vitis vinifera grapes (wine)

 Red grapes

  • Abbuotto
  • Abouriou
  • Acolon
  • Agiorgitiko/Aghiorghitiko
  • Aglianico
  • Aleatico/Agliano
  • Alexandrouli
  • Alfrocheiro Preto
  • Alicante Bouschet
  • Alicante Ganzin
  • Alvarelhão / Brancelho
  • Amorghiano
  • Ancellotta
  • Aragónez
  • Aramon
  • Aspiran
  • Aubun
  • Avana
  • Avarengo
  • Băbească Neagră
  • Baco Noir
  • Baga
  • Barbarossa
  • Barbera
  • Barsalinga
  • Bastardo/ Trousseau
  • Bellone
  • Béquignol
  • Black Muscat
  • Blatina
  • Blauburger
  • Blauer Portugieser / Blauer Portuguiser / Oporto / Kékoportó / Portugais
  • Blaufränkisch / Lemberger / Franconia / Kékfrankos / Gamé
  • Bobal
  • Bogazkere
  • Bonarda
  • Bondola
  • Bordo/Ives Noir
  • Bouchalès
  • Bovale
  • Borgonja Crna
  • Brachetto or Braquet
  • Brancellao
  • Brown Muscat
  • Brun Fourca
  • Bual / Boal
  • Cabernet Franc
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Cabernet Severny
  • Caddiu
  • Cagnulari
  • Caiño Tinto
  • Caladoc
  • Calitor
  • Callet
  • Caloria
  • Canaiolo
  • Canina nera
  • Caricagiola
  • Carignan / Carignane / Cariñena / Carignano /Mazuelo
  • Carménère
  • Carmine
  • Carnelian
  • Castelão / Periquita
  • Castets
  • Castiglione
  • Catanese
  • Centurian
  • Cesanese
  • Cesar
  • Charbono
  • Cienna
  • Ciliegiolo
  • Cinsaut / Cinsault/ Ottavianello
  • Colorino
  • Complexa
  • Cornalin
  • Cornifesto
  • Corvina / Corvinone
  • Counoise
  • Croatina
  • Darkenuša
  • Dobričić
  • Dolcetto
  • Domina
  • Dornfelder
  • Dunkelfelder
  • Duras
  • Durif / Petite Sirah
  • Espadeiro
  • Étraire
  • Fer
  • Ferrón
  • Fetească Neagră
  • Forcayat/Forcallat
  • Fortana
  • Frappato
  • Freisa
  • Frühroter Veltliner
  • Fumin
  • Gaglioppo
  • Gamashara
  • Gamay / Gamay Noir
  • Gamaret
  • Garanoir
  • Garnatxa / Grenache / Garnacha / Cannonau
  • Garrut
  • Girò
  • Graciano/ Moristel
  • Grand Noir de la Calmette
  • Gran Negro / Grão Negro
  • Greco Nero
  • Grignolino
  • Gropello
  • Grolleau / Groslot
  • Gros Verdot
  • Guarnaccia
  • Helfensteiner
  • Heroldrebe
  • Hondarrabi Beltza
  • Humagne Rouge
  • Jaén
  • Joubertin / Jaubertin
  • Juan Garcia
  • Juan Ibáñez / Miguel del Arco
  • Jurancon noir
  • Kadarka
  • Kalecik Karasi
  • Kékoporto / Kékoportó
  • Kotsifali
  • Kratosija
  • Lacrima di Morro / Lacrima Nera
  • Lagrein
  • Lambrusco
  • Liatiko
  • Limnio
  • Listan Negro
  • Lladoner Pelut / Lledoner Pelut
  • Madrasa
  • Magaratch Bastardo
  • Magaratch Ruby / Magarach Ruby
  • Magliocco / Magliocco Canino
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18
Feb
11

Wine: Shypoke Charbono

Shypoke Charbono

Shypoke Charbono

Charbono is a wonderful grape that fits into the little known and rare categories. Originating in the French Savoie region there are reports of 65 or less acres of this grape being grown throughout the world. Since about 19040 the Shypoke Vineyards are growing these 65 Acres sustainably in the Napa Valley.

The problem with this limited production is there are only about 600 bottles of the wine available most years, it’s not that easy to get your hands on. The good news being that the Shypoke folks are not about inflating the price because of the rarity if the grape and the product!! At $33-35 per a bottle, it is a wonderful value that not many people have the luxury of experiencing!

Speaking of the experience of tasting this grape….

The color is a vibrant, ruby hued wine.

The nose has aromas of black cherry, pomegranate, and dark plum.

Charbono Grape

Charbono Grape

The fore of the tongue consists of deep, rich flavors of black fruit and cherry commingling into the mid-palate with subtle sage and tar notes. The long finish is punctuated with ripe and round tannins which compliments the plump fruit flavors leaving a sense of a spicy sensation.

16
Feb
11

It’s weird, really weird, or just another grape you’ve never heard of before…

This Friday evening we shall be exploring a few more of the twelve thousand or so grapes from around the globe again. Many of these grapes are primarily blended and never get their fair acclaim and we shall certainly try to help rectify that! At 5:30 the corks will pop, and the stelven closures will unscrew as we pour delectable adventures from the bottle.

On tap I am certain we shall explore charbono, xynomavro, marzamino, lemberger, and cinsault wines and others as they arrive from the suppliers. If you’re stuck in a rut and need a chance to try something new, come on out and I’ll pour you something that sounds a bit strange being certain you’ll find a new friend in the bottle by the end of the day!




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