Robert Foley Vineyards Charbono 2002

Red Wine from Napa Valley, California

Price: $49.99
Item No. 124625
  • RP91
  • ST90
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

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Winemaker's Notes

Bob Foley thanks all of the Charbonophiles out there for expressing such enthusiasm for this varietal which he is personally so passionate about. Truly unique, sometimes gamey, sometimes overtly fruity, Charbono is like the winemaker's "box of chocolates."

Critical Acclaim

"It will be nearly impossible for readers to find a better Charbono than this 2002. Exuberant, rustic, full-flavored fruit may fall short on complexity, but the wine delivers plenty of body along with loads of earthy, peppery, blackberry and black currant fruit."
91 Points

"Medium ruby. Black cherry, licorice, herbs and earth; at once wild and grapey. Then very ripe but given brightness and energy by strong acidity. There's a spiciness here that suggests oak, but no new wood was used to age this wine. Very lush but not at all thick or heavy. Finishes firmly tannic and brisk. Fascinating wine: winemaker Bob Foley told me this parcel of vines, planted in 1982, represents 8 out of a total of 40 charbono acres still bearing fruit in California."
90 Points

Learn About Robert Foley Vineyards Map ItMap It

Robert Foley Vineyards in Napa Valley is a small family owned and operated winery headed by winemaker, Bob Foley. Bob has been a winemaker for over 30 years, and produces wines from many varietals, including the lesser known favorite, Charbono. Bob is known for making deep, dark wines with remarkable depth and complexity.

Foley Vineyards' new cave and wine facility finished recently on Howell Mountain.

Learn About Napa Valley

It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard...

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Other Red Red wines are certainly not limited to Cabernet and Pinot Noir - or even Nebbiolo and Grenache. There are a multitude of grape varieties throughout the world, however, in a Darwinian sense, survival of the fittest only brings us wines made from grapes that can adapt to changing climates and winemaking techniques. Notable Facts Our other red wines primarily consists of...

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