Red Wine, ‘Napa Valley’, Carbone [Favia]
“Long before our arrival, in the early days of Napa Valley viticulture, three brothers settled in what is now known as Coombsville; Antonio, Lorenzo, and Nicola Carbone were the first Italian immigrants to inhabit this quiet, rolling area east of the city of Napa, cultivating their first crops in 1872. They planted grapes on the hillsides, and on the farm around their homestead planted fruits and vegetables in abundance. By 1886 they had constructed at least one residence, as well as a stone cellar that still remains. The property became known as Antonio Carbone Winery and Italian Gardens.
We are incredibly lucky to have painstakingly restored the old residences, winery, orchards and gardens, and now call this home to our family and to Favia Wines. Drawing from the same vineyard blocks we have worked with for nearly fifteen years, we are honing our craft with each season, and we could not be closer to the wines than we are now, living above the barrel cellar.
With a nod to the past, and with an eye toward continuing our story, we are incredibly happy to release the inaugural vintage of “Carbone” a wine that celebrates the history and promise of this property. A blend of 47% Cabernet Franc, 41% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot, and 6% Petit Verdot, the 2015 vintage is generous and layered, with notes of red raspberry, baked bread, coffee bean and freshly dug earth. The wine is immediately accessible, but also has the structure and depth to improve over many years.
Annie calls it our “farm wine,” which really means we would be happy to share it at dinner, with friends and produce from the garden. No doubt it will bring joy to many a table.” –Andy Erickson, Winemaker
400 cases produced