Known for it's full tannic structure and smoky qualities, this estate Charbono vintage balances those tannins with notes of leather, dark fruit and rich spices. It is excellent with bold cheese, like a gorgonzola, and rich meats, like prime rib and bison. The Paskett family owns and manages one of the few remaining Charbono vineyards in California. There is less than 80 acres planted statewide. The history of this rare wine grape goes back to Inglenook Winery days when it was favored by a few of Napa area's bold vintners. Popular decades ago and considered an exclusive "cult" wine, today this unusual wine grape is the secret to many popular bold red wine blends sold in California and across the nation.