Finally, another Tuesday’s Tasting, but on Wednesday. So I guess we should call this one Wine Wednesday.
This time I’m writing about my absolute favorite wine right now – Summers Charbono. Summers Estate Wines is located in the Napa Valley. After visiting their tasting room last year, we immediately became a wine club member. All of their wines are very good and surprisingly affordable, especially for Napa. The Charbono is Summers’ signature “unique” wine. It’s inky, rich, dark berry flavors, with a satin finish … very easy to drink. This wine doesn’t last very long in our wine fridge but my plan is to save a bottle to bring in the new season of Dexter! Good thing it’s just a few days away!
The Charbono is available at the winery for $28.00, but you can sometimes find it a little cheaper at local wine shops.
If you’re unfamiliar with Charbono, it’s kind of like Petite Sirah in its inky color, thick tannins and full-bodied mouthfeel. Summers’ 2009 is a big wine, bone dry and modest in alcohol, with deep blackberry, grilled meat and black pepper flavors. It’s a good barbecue wine that will probably live for 20 years. – Wine Enthusiast Magazine