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Charbay Vodka Green Tea 750ML
Sku: IT-0013193
Founded in 1983, Charbay Distillery & Winery is owned and managed by Master Distiller Miles Karakasevic, his wife Susan, their son Marko and his wife, Jenni. The Karakasevics are considered ...more
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Critics Ratings:     (2)
Product Information
Country: United States
Region: California
Sub-Region: Napa County
Appellation: Napa Valley
Type: Vodka and Liqueur
Style: Tea
Inventory Location
Santa Clara/San Jose
 
Reg. $28.98

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The tea’s pretty top notes and aromas of spring florals, along with hints of green melon, sage and honey nicely complement the smooth vodka base.
Ultimate Beverage Challenge 91 points - (UB Collection,Finalist)- Pretty greenish/topaz color. Smells clearly of green tea, but also citrus zest. Flavor is clean, engagingly tea-like, dry and slightly spicy. Unique. Delicious.  (Mar 2015)

Wine Enthusiast 90 points - The overall bouquet impression includes seductive fragrances of ripe green melon, sage and lightly honeyed green tea with later whiffs of jasmine and honeysuckle. The palate entry is gently tea-like and a touch honeyed; the midpalate profile borders on be P.P. (3/1/2006) 90-95 (Apr 2006)

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Founded in 1983, Charbay Distillery & Winery is owned and managed by Master Distiller Miles Karakasevic, his wife Susan, their son Marko and his wife, Jenni. The Karakasevics are considered pioneers in the American artisan distillery movement - not surprising, when you realize that the family comes from a long line of distillers dating back to 1751 in the former Yugoslavia. In 2009, Marko became the family’s 13th generation of Master Distillers to work in the business. Based in Napa Valley, the distillery is located on Spring Mountain above St. Helena, California. They produce a range of vodkas and spirits distilled in their Alambic Charentais Pot Still. Charbay released its first fruit flavored vodka in 1998 and Marko was promptly named a “Vodka Visionary” by Food & Wine Magazine. All of their fruit based vodkas are made with 100% organically grown fruit.
Technical notes
(80) The family uses four rare, first growth, whole-leaf varieties of green tea to ensure full expression of the delicate flavors.

Food pairing
On the rocks, with a splash and 50/50 with unfiltered sake served in a martini glass.

Producer
CHARBAY Winery & Distillery remains an independent family business owned by Miles and Susan Karakasevic. They work side by side with their son Marko & his wife, Jenni, to carry on the inherited artisan traditions. The family is one of the early pioneers in the modern American artisan distillery movement. They began distilling in California in 1983 with Alambic Pot Still Brandy and haven't stopped since then. Marko is Generation XIII to carry on the family's European heritage of fermenting & distilling. It's hard to find someone with a more spontaneous love of the art form all grounded in solid experience. This family is hands on and it shows in the quality of everything they bottle. Based in Napa Valley, the family lives and works admidst peaceful pine trees on Spring Mountain above St. Helena - at the affectionately known as "The Still on the Hill". Creativity and passion are grounded with a powerful professional background.


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