Our personal favorites on the day were the Charbonos and blends (Charbono/Barbera) from Pacific Star Winery (note that this style is more reminiscent of Bordeaux), the Rose and Estate Lemley Ranch Red from Oakstone Cellars, and the Robert Foley Vineyards Charbono. These wines are difficult, if not impossible, to find at retail but of the producers Robert Foley is the most widely distributed.
Not to worry, we will be carrying some examples of this unique grape at California Wine Merchants when the store opens in Lower Manhattan in (fingers crossed people!) August 2008. Cheers!