Charmstone represents the full natural magic of our estate vineyards throughout Napa Valley. This deep garnet wine offers a vibrant bouquet of stewed cherry, raspberry, and sweet vanilla with notes of cinnamon stick and toasted clove. The palate displays red plum and raspberry cream flavors with hints of cocoa powder that linger over the velvety finish. Charmstone is a versatile, fruit-forward wine that pairs beautifully with grilled steak or creamy, soft cow’s milk cheeses.
This deep garnet wine presents a vibrant bouquet of stewed cherry, raspberry coulis and sweet vanilla, joined by hints of cinnamon stick, toasted clove and rhubarb pie. The palate is supple and bright, leading with sweet red plum, fresh red berries and raspberry cream and following with notes of spearmint and cocoa powder that linger throughout the velvety finish.
2013 was an ideal seaon in Napa Valley, with dry conditions and a long, sunny summer, allowing even ripening and yielding exquisite, balanced fruit. The fruit for this wine was harvested at an optimal level of ripeness in early October. The berries were hand-harvested at night, carefully sorted and destemmed to tank, where fermentation took place.
Fruit was harvested from our vineyards in a handful of the Napa Valley’s most renowned appellations including Stags Leap District, Rutherford and Oakville. Known for their distinct terroir, all of these appellations impart their unique characteristics in the fruit, contributing to Charmstone’s overall complexity.
Food Pairing Notes
This lively, fruit-forward blend is a versatile food wine and would make a lovely pairing for a variety of dishes, especially a meal of grilled steak with ratatouille. For a delightful cheese course, try this wine alongside Cambazola, a creamy, soft German cow’s milk cheese with a nutty finish.
The wine was racked to 43% new French oak barrels, where it was aged for 18 months prior to bottling.