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Ferrari-Carano Chardonnay 2012

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The 2012 Ferrari-Carano Chardonnay from Sonoma County has superior lots of wine from our vineyards in Alexander Valley, Dry Creek Valley, Russian River Valley and Carneros. This full-bodied Chardonnay boasts aromas of apple, citrus, pear and marshmallow perfectly balanced by flavors of quince, peach, lemon and hazelnut with lingering, creamy toasted oak notes.

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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 Chardonnay

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Snooth User: wdurham
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05/20/2014

Four and a half glasses


External Reviews for Ferrari-Carano Chardonnay

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
03/15/2014

There are lots of buttered toast and popcorn flavors in this Chardonnay, but the underlying tropical fruits and pears are strong enough to stand up to them. It's a decadent wine to drink with richly sauced shellfish dishes. - S.H. The 2012 Ferrari-Carano Chardonnay from Sonoma County has superior lots of wine from our vineyards in Alexander Valley, Dry Creek Valley, Russian River Valley and Carneros. This full-bodied Chardonnay boasts aromas of apple, citrus, pear and marshmallow perfectly balanced by flavors of quince, peach, lemon and hazelnut with lingering, creamy toasted oak notes. - WineryCOOPERAGE: 30% new French oak, 70% older French oak


External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
02/04/2015

Sourced from vineyards in Alexander Valley, Dry Creek Valley, Russian River Valley and Carneros. Over 60 individual lots for this Ferrari-Carano Chard are gently destemmed, pressed, then cold settled for two days in stainless steel tanks before moving to barrels for fermentation. Aged separately in French oak, the wine completes 96% malolactic fermentation, then is sur lie aged and stirred every two weeks until blending. This full-bodied Chardonnay boasts aromas of pear, green apple, honeydew, orange, lychee and peach perfectly balanced by a fruity entry with refreshing acidity with flavors of Meyer lemon, honeysuckle, vanilla, pineapple and a floral finish.


External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
06/13/2015

Sourced from vineyards in Alexander Valley, Dry Creek Valley, Russian River Valley and Carneros. Over 60 individual lots for this Ferrari-Carano Chard are gently destemmed, pressed, then cold settled for two days in stainless steel tanks before moving to barrels for fermentation. Aged separately in French oak, the wine completes 96% malolactic fermentation, then is sur lie aged and stirred every two weeks until blending. Wine Enthusiast Magazine scored this 90 point saying "There are lots of buttered toast and popcorn flavors in this Chardonnay, but the underlying tropical fruits and pears are strong enough to stand up to them. It’s a decadent wine to drink with richly sauced shellfish dishes."


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
11/04/2014

The 2012 Ferrari-Carano Chardonnay from Sonoma County has superior lots of wine from our vineyards in Alexander Valley, Dry Creek Valley, Russian River Valley and Carneros. This full-bodied Chardonnay boasts aromas of apple, citrus, pear and marshmallow perfectly balanced by flavors of quince, peach, lemon and hazelnut with lingering, creamy toasted oak notes. - WineryCOOPERAGE: 30% new French oak, 70% older French oak


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
07/22/2015

The 2012 Ferrari-Carano Chardonnay from Sonoma County has superior lots of wine from our vineyards in Alexander Valley, Dry Creek Valley, Russian River Valley and Carneros. This full-bodied Chardonnay boasts aromas of apple, citrus, pear and marshmallow perfectly balanced by flavors of quince, peach, lemon and hazelnut with lingering, creamy toasted oak notes. - Winery COOPERAGE: 30% new French oak, 70% older French oak



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The 2012 Ferrari-Carano Chardonnay from Sonoma County has superior lots of wine from our vineyards in Alexander Valley, Dry Creek Valley, Russian River Valley and Carneros. This full-bodied Chardonnay boasts aromas of apple, citrus, pear and marshmallow perfectly balanced by flavors of quince, peach, lemon and hazelnut with lingering, creamy toasted oak notes.

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