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Vintages

Vintages



We are proud to announce the release of our:
♦ 2014 Guido Ragghianti Old World Field Blend
♦ 2014 Monte Rosso Old Vine Hillside Zinfandel
♦ 2014 Roberto Fanucci Zinfandel
♦ 2014 The Zinfandel Mind
♦ 2014 Napa Valley Old Vine Petite Sirah
♦ 2014 Matilda Ragghianti Nonna's Red Blend
♦ 2013 Uncle George Cabernet Sauvignon





Limited library wines and large format bottles available only to club members, by calling winery at 707-963-2298 or our Customer Service Gal, JoAnn at 707-319-1671.

Charter Oak wines can be found at selected restaurants and stores, or purchased direct

 
  

 


2014 Guido Ragghianti Old World Field Blend

This year again, one of my favorite wines of the 2014 vintage, named after Grandfather Nonno Guido Ragghianti and handcrafted to my liking. Deep, dark, decadent and delicious, loads of rich and black Bing cherry, backed by ripe blueberry notes and swirls of ripe wild blackberry. The Guido is a blend of old vine Petite Sirah from the historic David Fulton Vineyards in St. Helena, Rutherford Bench Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot from the Lucio Dalla Gasperina Vineyard. A well balanced exotic dark seductive wine. Only 6 barrels produced. Drink responsibly.


2014 Monte Rosso Old Vine Hillside Zinfandel

Combines power and elegance, vibrant blackberry & cherry pie, licorice flavors, hot brick, black raspberry, complex flavors. Nicely focused, anise, tar nose; cracked black pepper smoke, tasty black fruit, dried berry palate and solid structure with a long seductive finish. We added 5% old vine Petite Sirah to the 2014, the result, a dark black Monte Rosso with spicy dark fruit flavors. Only 8 barrels produced. Hedonism in a glass!


2013 Uncle George Cabernet Sauvignon

The painting on the front label is George, St. Helena and international Artist Layla Fanucci's Uncle whose family owns a winery in the South of France. Layla’s rich, colorful works are available for viewing at www.laylafanucci.com.
The old world and new world collide to produce this exceptional wine. The fruit sourced for the inaugural bottling of the Uncle George Cabernet Sauvignon comes from a small one-acre Stag’s Leap Hillside Vineyard, farmed and manicured by Giovanni Olivieri whose family were early Italian immigrants to the Napa Valley.

Garnet red in color, a bevy of aromas are easily accessible. One thinks of dried black cherry, deep red rose petal, crushed clove and dried cocoa powder. Following a lovely sweet, soft entry, flavors on the palate suggest a very solid core of black currant, ripe red pie cherry and red licorice, with just a touch of caramel and anise. The ripe tannins, which are very, very finely-textured, give the wine a polished, almost creamy feel that is never drying. A lingering finish is highlighted by an echo of the generous fruit core.



2014 Zinfandel Mind TZM

This year’s TZM is made exclusively from the estate Zinfandel as the 2013 and Petite Sirah from the Charter Oak Vineyard in St. Helena. We also added a generous amount of Petit Verdot from the Papina Vineyard in St. Helena. The Petit Verdot adds a scent of violet and dark blueberry overtones as well as solid tannins and a bold structure. This year the TZM is dark, bold, spicy and sexy with scents of cracked black pepper and will showcase strong hints of blackberry and exotic Bing cherry liquor. A huge wine of grace and elegance. The best Zinfandel Mind to date. Featuring International Artist and winemaker’s wife Layla Fanucci’s artwork. Only 4 barrels produced. Yummy...Yummy... Yummy!


2014 Roberto Fanucci Zinfandel

The 2014 Roberto this year consists of a field blend of Old Vine Zinfandel and Petite Sirah from several Old Vine vineyards in St. Helena and Rutherford. This is an expressive, thick, juicy, jammy raspberry-scented wine. The 2014 has strong hints of white rose petal on the front end which evolve nicely into a seductive smoky tobacco seductive cherry flavor on the mid to back palate. Only 8 barrels of the 2014 produced. Enjoy to the last drop!

2014 Napa Valley Old Vine Petite Sirah

From a secret Old Vine Petite Sirah Vineyard in Rutherford, this is by far the most powerful muscular and full throttle Petite Sirah ever produced by Charter Oak. Dark blackberry, blueberry liquor, black fruits, deep purple, juicy currant notes. Dark chocolate espresso. Ripe luscious blackberry goo in a glass. In your face, but yet elegant and seductive, opulent and rich in style. Approachable now but will age gracefully over the next 20-25 years. Only three barrels or 75 cases produced. Available only to Underground Secret Society Wine Club Members.

2014 Matilda Ragghianti Nonna's Red Blend

The Matilda this year is a distinctive blend of Rutherford Bench Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot from the Dalla Gasperina Vineyard, Old Vine Petite Sirah (Hayne Clone St. Helena) and a splash or two of Old Vine Zinfandel. Luscious blackberry and ripe black cherry, vanilla glove, extremely well integrated, soft silky polished Cabernet finish. Only four barrels or 100 cases produced. A truly elegant and well balanced wine for our Cabernet lovers.

 

 
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