2012 Chiara Bianco | Ribolla Gialla/Tocai
Friulano | NV | 324 cases | $45 btl
Michael's love affair with Italian white
wine finds expression in our Chiara Bianco, made from Ribolla
Gialla and Tocai Fruliano, Italian varietals grown in California.
The Chiara is a white wine with enough acid and structure to pair
with the foods Michael loves to cook!
style, this rare white wine (from grapes inidigenous to Northern
Italy) is partially fermented with skin contact, which means added
tannin, pigment, flavor and aromatics to the wine. Unfiltered,
unfined, non-cold-stabilized. Oak-aged for 8 months, the resultant
wine has a beautiful pearl-like iridescence (ie: lemoncello).
Honeydew, honeysuckle, pear, peach, key lime, marzipan. Serve at 45
to 49 degrees.
Chiarello Family Vineyards | chiarellovineyards.com |
OWNERSHIP: Michael Chiarello - Chef, author, TV host
& 25-yr Napa Valley resident.
FOUNDED: 1998 by Michael Chiarello; 1998 Petite
Sirah/1998 Zinfandel first releases.
Michael Chiarello - Principal, Winegrower [Food & Wine Magazine
"Chef of the Year"]
Eileen Chiarello - Principal, Director |
Thomas Rivers Brown - Winemaker [Food & Wine Magazine
"Winemaker of the Year"]
Amigo Bob Cantisano - Organic Viticultural Consultant
Brandon St.Martin - Sommelier, Sales | 707.812.3611 |
APPELLATION: St.Helena American Viticultural Area
(within Napa Valley AVA)
VINEYARDS: 20 acres of pre-Prohibition era estate
vineyards, organically dry-farmed.
CELLARS: CFV grapes are vinified, cellared and bottled
at Outpost/Howell Mountain.
PRODUCTION: 1500 to 2500 cases total annual
production, based on vintage yields
Qualify for very limited Simpatico Membership with $2,000+ annually
of any CFV wines.
VIP status, access and events at CFV and Chiarello restaurants
Private wine tastings at V-Marketplace in Yountville [Thu-Sun
- Wine talks, tastings, NapaStyle food pairings, in a beautiful
courtyard (1 hr)
Drop-in tastings at NapaStyle or by glass/bottle at Bottega in
Cabernet Sauvignon, "Eileen"
PRE-RELEASE | Napa
2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, "Eileen" | Est Single-Vineyard, Clone 7,
550 cases [$85]
2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, "Bambino" | ESV, Clones 337, 7, 191, 221
2010 Petite Sirah, "Roux" | ESV, 100+ Year Vines, loam soils, 106
2010 Zinfandel, "Felicia" | ESV, 100+ Year Vines, loam soils, 110
2011 Zinfandel, "Giana" | ESV, loam soils, Rafanelli Clone, 554
2012 Ribolla Gialla, "Chiara Bianco" | Napa, unfiltered,
unfined, 324 cases [$45]
2012 Rosé of Zinfandel, "Chiara Rosé" | ESV, Saignée/first-run, 152