The Summers Estate Wines family makes their home and work in Calistoga, running this small family-style winery. Our lifestyle is about enjoying life: living in a small town and being involved in community activities, growing grapes and making premium quality wine and relaxing when the opportunity presents itself.
These Charbono grapes, estate-grown on the Summers’ “Villa Andriana,” Vineyard in Calistoga, are nestled in deep, loamy, volcanic soil. A rare varietal, Charbono is thought to have originated between the borders of southeastern France and northwestern Italy. Now only found growing in less than 60 acres of California, Charbono thrives in the northern end of the Napa Valley. This vintage is a mid-full bodied wine with fruit aromas like blueberry with a hint of dried plum. It has a deep purple color and a robust, earthy flavor that make Charbono different and distinctive from other wines. Great finish with surprising vitality from good acidity. A lovely wine of bold color and bright fruit.
Suggested Food Pairing: Rack of Lamb, Gnocchi with Tomato Basil Sauce
Cellaring: Enjoy now or can be aged for 7 to 10 years