Charbono is a varietal that originated in the Savoie region in France but is now grown mainly in California and Argentina. I discovered the Robert Foley Charbono 5 years ago and have loved it ever since. It was the first Charbono I had ever had and the rich color and dark cherry and blackberry aromatics left quite an impression on me. Medium bodied with some chocolate and spice on the palate makes it a very interesting and different wine that pairs well with all types of food. However, I wouldn’t be shy about having it on its own either!
Sarah DiBari, wine director at Mooo Restaurant, Boston, July 2009