Hobo Wine's Folk Machine, Charbono 2019, Suisun Valley, Solano County, North Coast, CA
This rare California heritage grape from Hobo Wine’s Folk Machine presents a dark and aromatic wine with berry, mineral, and floral notes while leaving you with a light and balanced palate.
COUNTRY: United State of America (USA)
APPELLATION (AVA): Suisun Valley
REGION: California North Coast
SUB-REGION: Solano County
VINIFICATION: Uninoculated fermentation, 25% whole cluster, 10 months older wood barrel-aging.
COLOR: Deep mulberry
BODY: Medium (5-6)
PRIMARY AROMAS: Bright red berry, sweet violet, crushed stone, summer raspberry
FLAVOR: Light, moderate tannin, balanced acidity
FORMAT: 750 ml
SERVICE AND SUGGESTION: Pair this wine with umami-packed dishes such as cured meat, rich sausage, carbonara, soft & mild cheese, mole sauce, morcilla, or your favorite burger.
ABOUT THE PRODUCER: “We believe in unforced winemaking. It is our goal to intervene as little as possible, but we understand that winemaking by definition is an intervention on something that doesn’t occur in nature. We believe in letting the vintage and the vineyards guide the process, dictate what is and what is not necessary. We believe in traditional winemaking as a goal, but modern technology within ethical limits as a resource. We want our wines to be balanced, to have a sense of place and time, to tell a story, share a history, and above all else, be delicious.
All of our wines are un-inoculated (fermented without adding commercial yeast) except the Banyan Gewürztraminer. Malolactic fermentations are also spontaneous. We avoid all commercial additives. We primarily use older oak barrels. Only low doses of sulfur are added to the wines and generally as close to bottling as possible to keep the wines alive in the cellar.
Our philosophy is to pay attention to each wine and it’s individual potential. Each wine is respected, considered, and thought about. Any action on the wine needs to be justified. When in doubt, let the wine be.”*