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Charter Oak Winery releases two new wines

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We think some of the best wine in the world comes right from our own country in Napa Valley.

To further prove us right, Napa Valley based Charter Oak Winery has recently released their latest wines – a 2011 Monte Rosso Old Vine Hillside Zinfandel and a 2011 Charter Oak Old Vine Petite Sirah – and we couldn’t be happier. The "old vines" utilized by Charter Oak were planted in 1880, and are limited in use to only a few lucky vineyards in the region.

We recently sampled the 2011 Charter Oak Old Vine Petite Sirah produced by winemaker Robert Fanucci.

This delicious red wine comes from the David Fulton and Papina vineyards in St. Helena. As soon as you open the bottle, you will note the wine’s bold aroma. We loved the flavors of black raspberry, which is followed by a hint of dark chocolate and finishes off with a taste of black cherry. There were only 100 cases of this limited release wine produced so be sure to get some soon.

Only eight barrels of the 2011 Monte Rosso Old Vine Hillside Zinfandel were also produced. The tasting notes of this “dark, strawberry-raspberry liquor have a hint of ripe blackberry cherry pies, a little bit of smoke, bone dry, Italian elegance and well-balanced tannins resulting in an age-worthy wine.”

For more information, visit http://www.charteroakwine.com.

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