2018 Ridge Charbono - Impressions and Lab Results

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2018 Ridge Charbono - Impressions and Lab Results

#1 Post by R. Smith » May 22nd, 2020, 10:06 am

2018 Ridge Napa Valley Charbono - Deep ruby color. Palate is a wonderful mix of cherry, black plum, blueberry and blackberry. The fruit is well complemented by excellent weight on the palate, bright acid, slight dustiness, supple tannins and a long finish. An exceptional wine that will age for 15-20 years. 94 Points

My friend and I were curious as to how close the numbers Ridge listed on the Charbono label were to what was actually on the bottle. The next day, he took a sample to the lab and ran PH and ABV. Ridge has the wine listed as 3.7 PH and 13.0% ABV. The results from the lab were 3.55 PH and 12.7% - very close to what they have listed. Always nice to know a winery that's honest with its numbers.
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Yup...

#2 Post by TomHill » May 22nd, 2020, 5:32 pm

R. Smith wrote:
May 22nd, 2020, 10:06 am
2018 Ridge Napa Valley Charbono - Deep ruby color. Palate is a wonderful mix of cherry, black plum, blueberry and blackberry. The fruit is well complemented by excellent weight on the palate, bright acid, slight dustiness, supple tannins and a long finish. An exceptional wine that will age for 15-20 years. 94 Points

My friend and I were curious as to how close the numbers Ridge listed on the Charbono label were to what was actually on the bottle. The next day, he took a sample to the lab and ran PH and ABV. Ridge has the wine listed as 3.7 PH and 13.0% ABV. The results from the lab were 3.55 PH and 12.7% - very close to what they have listed. Always nice to know a winery that's honest with its numbers.
Yup....the Ridge numbers on the label are totally honest. In fact, I suspect, given the high-tech lab
they have at Ridge, their numbers are more accurate than your friends, Ryan.
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Re: 2018 Ridge Charbono - Impressions and Lab Results

#3 Post by Marc Hauser » May 22nd, 2020, 6:27 pm

How cool - my good friends at Judd’s Hill make a Charbono sourced from Suisun Valley and it’s delicious in the way you describe. I’ll have to hunt out the Ridge, which the website says is sourced from up in Calistoga.
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Re: 2018 Ridge Charbono - Impressions and Lab Results

#4 Post by GregT » May 22nd, 2020, 7:20 pm

Charbono from Calistoga? That has to be someone who's counter-programming! Next time I'm up I have to try that.
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Re: 2018 Ridge Charbono - Impressions and Lab Results

#5 Post by J e s s e C » May 22nd, 2020, 11:50 pm

GregT wrote:
May 22nd, 2020, 7:20 pm
Charbono from Calistoga? That has to be someone who's counter-programming! Next time I'm up I have to try that.
I think there may be a few. August Briggs and Robert Foley are others that come to mind. Have not had them recently so cannot say how they compare.
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#6 Post by TomHill » May 23rd, 2020, 8:36 am

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