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2018 Relic Frediani Vineyard Charbono

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March 26, 2023 - $32



92Wine Spectator

...toasted chicory overtone, with spice notes of clove, cardamom, fresh rosemary and cedar. Dense, toothsome tannins provide an appealing background for the blackberry, huckleberry and plum flavors, balancing concentration, intensity, depth and complex aromatics, with a long finish.

91James Suckling

A perfumed bonarda with aromas of dark cherries, blackcurrants, dried herbs, violets and baking spices. Orange zest, too. Medium body with sleek tannins and bright acidity. Juicy, fruity and crunchy.


United States, California, Napa Valley, Calistoga

Calistoga AVA is one of Napa Valley’s newer appellations, having been given appellation status in 2010. It is notable for its volcanic soil, which is unusual in the Napa Valley. Calistoga also experiences the greatest average 24-hour temperature swing of any Napa Valley AVAs, which Calistoga grape growers insist give the grapes time to “cool down” at night, making for better balanced wines. The 1,500 Calistoga vineyard acres are planted to Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Syrah and Petite Sirah, along with smaller amounts of other varietals. Calistoga is at the northern end of Napa Valley, northwest of the Diamond District and St. Helena AVAs. Longtime winemaker Bo Barrett of Chateau Montelena, which is located in the Calistoga AVA, proposed the creation of the appellation.