It is said that if you were to try a different wine grape
everyday that by the end of your life, you still wouldn't
have tasted all of the varieties. That said, I came across
a red wine/grape called Charbono, and I just had to give it
Charbono is a rare varietal, thought to have originated
somewhere between northwestern Italy and southeastern France
(I am wondering if the Basque people make a wine out of it).
Currently, there is almost 100 acres of it in California.
The wine itself grabs you with it's fruit content, and I
mean that you can really get a combination of earth and dark
berries, but it also is unusually dry. This would go best
with some type of spicy red meat dish, or Cajun and/or
Creole food. I could see this definitely with some gumbo.
I would say that this wine is worth a try, but I can't
tell you whether it's worth the $20 I paid for it. That all
depends on your palate.