Sonoma County's Coturri, an early advocate of organic farming and old-fashioned winemaking, has made a tiny amount of Charbono, a hybrid of Nebbiolo and Grenache. Grown at Testa in Mendocino, a great source of many heritage varieties, including Zinfandel and Carignane, this Charbono is grapey and rustic with a fair amount of acidity throughout.
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Reviews wines from California.
Contributing Editor Virginie Boone has been with Wine Enthusiast since 2010, and reviews the wines of Napa and Sonoma. Boone began her writing career with Lonely Planet travel guides, which eventually led to California-focused wine coverage. She contributes to the Santa Rosa Press Democrat
and Sonoma Magazine
, and is a regular panelist and speaker on wine topics in California and beyond.