Checking Another Grape Off

On election night, Loweeel and I were chilling, drinking a lot of wine, and eating a bunch of ribs. He brought over this Tofanelli 2000 Charbono so that I could gain another grape on my Century Club application. We saved the tiniest bit for Matt for when he finally got home so he wouldn’t miss out on his chance to taste it! The wine hailed from Napa, clocked in at 14.3% alcohol by volume, and had a real cork closure. Many thanks to Loweeel for sharing!

On the nose I got anise, almost a hint of eucalyptus, wild berries, red berries, blackberries, spice, toast, and something kinda nutty. In the mouth I found a hint of something meaty, fresh tart berries, sweet spice, cinnamon, pepper, and nuts.  The wine was wild…animal like and it worked fabulously well with the beef short ribs I made.  I’m always up for the surprise of a new grape, and I thought this one was just fabulous!


4 Responses

  1. I’m applying for Century Club as well. How many grapes are you up to?

  2. I was going to ask the same question as Dale. I’m at about 65 though I’ve got a few more to add from recent tastings.

  3. I just looked at mine yesterday, and I’m up to 67.

  4. I think this makes number 78 for us. We’re gaining on it, though I’ll really have to go after some obscure ones now!

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