2015 “mbf” Charbono
Wine Specs
Calistoga - Napa Valley
Vineyard Designation
Frediani Vineyard
Alcohol %

2015 “mbf” Charbono

Rare breed indeed!  There are less than 90 acres of Charbono planted in California today.  Luckily for Mutt Lynch, it thrives near our home in Calistoga, Napa Valley.  Limited in production, our 2015 Reserve "mbf" Charbono is from the acclaimed Frediani Vineyards, in Calistoga, Napa Valley and features savory flavors of black fruit, plum and dried herbs.

A Very Rare Varietal That You Must Try!
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The foundation of our Reserve "mbf" (man’s best friend) wines is always a strong relationship; a vineyard owner, a handshake agreement and winemaker Brenda Lynch's desire to craft an excellent wine from their grapes.  Known in France as Douce Noir (which translates to "sweet black") and as Bonarda in Argentina, California Charbono is planted on less than 90 acres of land. Luckily for Mutt Lynch, it thrives near our home in Calistoga, Napa Valley.  Our grapes are from the Frediani Family Vineyard in Calistoga, Napa Valley.  The vines dating back to 1938.  It’s a historic locale for California Charbono and grapes from the Frediani old vines are highly sought after.   

Brenda's Winemaking.  2015 is our fifth vintage of our Frediani Vineyard Charbono and my winemaking approach remained consistent - gentle handling and french oak aging. Fermentation took place in an open top tank, with 3 times per day punch-downs. The wine was barreled down and malolactic fermentation took place in barrel. The wine was aged in 100% French oak barrels for 18 months.  The age of the Frediani vines definitely shows through in the complex and nuanced character of our 2015 Reserve "mbf" Charbono. It’s a pedigree we’re delighted to be able to showcase!


Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Inky purple in color, the wine has savory aromas of black fruit, plum and dried herbs. The flavor profile is one of lovely notes of plum, smokey oak, spice and an earthy mushroom quality on the finish. It is a full bodied wine with firm tannins, showing the potential for exceptional aging.
Food Pairing Notes
Our suggested food pairing for our Charbono always includes an earthy component, red meat and richness to pair with the wine's core character. How about penne pasta noddles in Arrabbiata Sauce (Spicy Tomato Sauce) with sausage and mushroom. Rustic but delicious!
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