Ferrari Carano Chardonnay Sonoma 2009

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A fullbodied Chardonnay this wine delights with aromas of apple a hint of graham cracker floral notes and honey perfectly balanced by flavors of lemon and pear on the entry and lingering creamy marshmallow 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

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Snooth User: krjeanette
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03/11/2012

Crisp, oak very YUMMI!


External Reviews for Ferrari Carano Chardonnay Sonoma

External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
10/17/2011

A toasty, buttery nose is the result of 70% new, medium-toast Vosges oak, but the fruit is all California Chardonnay, with Golden Delicious apple and tropical fruit flavors. This wine is medium- to full- bodied and slightly oily in texture.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
10/17/2011

This winery's first big success was with Chardonnay and it is still their most consistent wine. Apple, pear and citrus fruit combine in a ripe and mildly oaky style that is very hard to resist. Serve this wine alongside swordfish steaks with lemon, oregano and capers.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
10/17/2011

Cool aromas of lemon ice and lime, complicated by toasted hazelnut and tarragon. Juicy and intensely flavored, with lemon-limey acidity and very good cut. Suave and light on its feet; different in style from the weightier Carneros Reserve. Builds nicely on the back.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
10/17/2011

This wine's toasty scents of lees fade into clean flavors of lemon and apple custard. It's a citrusy, buttery chardonnay for grilled fish.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
10/17/2011

Waxy, smoky, butterscotch aromas lead to a moderately rich wine with smoky pear , creamy oak and spicy nuances. Could use a little more depth on the mid palate. Drink now through 2007.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
10/17/2011

Soft, ripe and oaky, with leesy flavors and notes of apples and tropical fruits. The creamy texture fans out over the palate, finishing with a honeyed smoothness.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
10/17/2011

Offers a lively beam of rich fruit supported by crisp acidity and layers of pear, apple, nutmeg and hazelnut flavors that are intense and concentrated, gaining richness on a long, firm finish. Drink now through 2009.


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A fullbodied Chardonnay this wine delights with aromas of apple a hint of graham cracker floral notes and honey perfectly balanced by flavors of lemon and pear on the entry and lingering creamy marshmallow toasted oak notes

Notes: 25% new French oak, 75% older French oak


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