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Ferrari-Carano Cabernet Sauvignon Prevail Back Forty 2004

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Our mountain vines are dry farmed in shallow, rocky, low-vigor soil that add impressive depth and concentration of flavor intensity to the wine. A combination of French clones 337 and 338 were selected specifically for Back Forty because of their small berry size and rich tannins. The grapes for Back Forty are hand-harvested, and upon entering the winery, hand-sorted and then gravity fed directly into oak tanks for seven days of cold soaking, then fermented and macerated for 28—35 days on the skins. After primary fermentation, the wine is gravity fed to barrel and aged in the wine caves for 22 months, with an additional 14 months aging in bottle prior to release.

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Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery:
Ferrari-Carano vineyard practices are customized to match the particular characteristics of each vineyard to help the vines produce the best fruit possible, and to in turn, achieve the best wine possible. Directed by Don Carano and orchestrated under the supervision of Steve Domenichelli, Director of Vineyard Operations, these practices are extremely labor intensive. Steve and his team imple... Read more
Ferrari-Carano vineyard practices are customized to match the particular characteristics of each vineyard to help the vines produce the best fruit possible, and to in turn, achieve the best wine possible. Directed by Don Carano and orchestrated under the supervision of Steve Domenichelli, Director of Vineyard Operations, these practices are extremely labor intensive. Steve and his team implement irrigation and nutrient regimes, trellis system and canopy management, rootstock and clone combinations, and pruning and cane selection for each vineyard site and each block within a vineyard. Because of Sonoma County's diverse geological makeup, even within one vineyard parcel there may be several different types of soil with different degrees of nutrients for vines and water-holding capacity. In addition, Steve and his team practice sustainable farming techniques, such as recycling organic matter for use as mulch in the vineyards, planting cover crops and other plant species to avoid soil erosion, add desirable nutrients back to the soil and to attract desirable insects, and integrating animals to naturally enhance biodiversity and nutrient recycling. Read less

Member Reviews for Ferrari-Carano Cabernet Sauvignon Prevail Back Forty

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4.50 5
Vintage: 2006 09/20/2011

Deep, dark and delicious - a very complex wine, each time I sniff it I get a whiff of something new, savory or sweet with loads of black fruit and some candied dates, violets and soy sauce. Juicy and smooth, with full blackberry flavor, chocolate and caramel. The finish is over a little too quickly, but otherwise I love it.


Snooth User: Chris Carpita
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2006 09/20/2011

Toasted vanilla inky black aroma, with hints of caramel and cassis. Nice full body with good supporting tannins, kind of a hot back with ripe cherry flavors. Pretty overpowering in some respects, it ain't for weak kneed sippers. Some of the coffee flavors remind me of porter beer.


Snooth User: Kristin Watts
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0.00 5
Vintage: 2006 09/20/2011

Figs and blueberry pie resonate into a structured, balanced beauty with some great pencil lead. Soft tannins prevail over the harsh ones while those harmonious dark fruits linger for just the right amount of time...


Snooth User: Moose
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4.00 5
01/18/2008

Four glasses



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Our mountain vines are dry farmed in shallow, rocky, low-vigor soil that add impressive depth and concentration of flavor intensity to the wine. A combination of French clones 337 and 338 were selected specifically for Back Forty because of their small berry size and rich tannins. The grapes for Back Forty are hand-harvested, and upon entering the winery, hand-sorted and then gravity fed directly into oak tanks for seven days of cold soaking, then fermented and macerated for 28—35 days on the skins. After primary fermentation, the wine is gravity fed to barrel and aged in the wine caves for 22 months, with an additional 14 months aging in bottle prior to release.

Notes: 90% new French and 10% older French oak barrels


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