"Just like Charbono, our Native Son was the first of his name born in California. While he is not almost a century old, like these vines, he is part of what connects us to the land. Charbono was one of California's first planted grapes. Be the first in your family to give it a try!" - Jordan Kivelstadt, Wayward Son
Produced from the Venturi Vineyard in Mendocino County. Larry Venturi is a 3rd generation farmer tending to vines planted on his family's historic site in Calpella (Ukiah), in Mendocino County. Planted in the late 1940’s, this nearly 80 year-old vineyard is still amazingly healthy and productive, with much more life to go. The vines are head trained, dry farmed, the whole shebang. The vineyard is farmed Certified Organic.
Varietal: 100% Charbono
The grapes were fermented 50% whole cluster with native yeast and underwent malolactic in barrel. Ten months of aging in neutral French oak helps to soften tannin and gives the wine some time to evolve.
This wine’s color has been described as electric Kool-Aid purple. Starting with high-toned fruit flavors, aromas evolve into am intense hit of earthy spice and forest floor.
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