This wine is composed of primarily Cabernet Sauvignon, blended with small
amounts of Syrah and Petit Verdot. The hand harvested grapes enter the
gravity flow winery and are hand sorted, then whole berries are gravity fed
into tanks for fermenting before pressing. Individual lots are moved to barrels
for malolactic fermentation, then blended and barrel aged for 18 months
and aged an additional nine months in bottle, allowing for the perfect balance
of fruit, tannin and oak.
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From relatively high elevation mountain vineyards, the 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon possesses floral, blueberry and black currant aromas intermixed with hints of graphite and spice box. Medium-bodied with sweet tannin and a surprisingly civilized, polite style for a high elevation Cabernet, it is a mid-weight, Bordeaux-like red that should drink nicely for 7-8 years.
Family-owned and operated since 1985, Ferrari-Carano has been a leading producer of world-class, nationally acclaimed wines. From a small, 30-acre plot of grapes to the present 20 estate vineyards, Don and Rhonda Carano's success is based on their commitment to quality as well as the dedication of the vineyard and winemaking teams to make the finest wines, vintage after vintage. Ferrari-Carano owns vineyards in six appellations: Dry Creek Valley, Alexander Valley, Russian River Valley, Napa/Carneros, Anderson Valley and Mendocino Ridge.