Category Archives: Charbono

Obscurity El Dorado Charbono – 9.2 – 2009 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

I was not aware of this Charbono; I thought I was aware of all current Charbono in production and yet did not I know about this one from El Dorado.  I found this at the SF Chronicle Wine Competition.  This … Continue reading

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Kachina North Coast Charbono – 2009 – 9.0 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

I understand the grapes are from Calistoga and Mendocino.  Notes of smoked blueberry, blackberry, vanilla, slight chocolate and white pepper. *** ¡Salud! *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time from all wine regions around the world. Read more of my … Continue reading

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Pacific Star Mendocino County Charbono – 2007 – 8.9 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Rich notes of raspberry-Boysenberry confit, slight pepper, baking spices and white mushroom. ¡Salud! *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: jamesthewineguy.wordpress.com © 2011 James Meléndez / Jaime Patricio Meléndez — … Continue reading

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Robert Foley Napa Valley Charbono – 2006 – 8.9 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

There are very few Charbono producers only a half dozen in California.  A curious grape; deep inky color; thick tannins and deep dark roasted red and black fruit; dense and aromatic; slight chocolate and splendid herbaceous finish. ¡Salud! *** A … Continue reading

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