Ferrari Carano Chardonnay Sonoma 2011
Over 60 individual Chardonnay lots are either whole-cluster pressed or gently de-stemmed, crushed, pressed, and then cold settled for two days in stainless steel tanks before moving to barrels for fermentation. Aged separately in French oak, the wines complete 85 percent malolactic fermentation and are sur lie aged and stirred every two weeks for ten months
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The 2011 Ferrari-Carano Chardonnay from Sonoma County has superior lots of wine from our vineyards in Alexander Valley, Russian River Valley, Carneros and Dry Creek Valley. This full-bodied Chardonnay boasts aromas of baked apple, marshmallow, pear, citrus and a hint of graham cracker, perfectly balanced by flavors of Fuji apple, lemon, vanilla and lingering, creamy toasted oak notes. - WineryAPPELLATION:80% Alexander Valley11% Russian River Valley6% Carneros3% Dry Creek Valley COOPERAGE:35% new French oak65% older French oakAlcohol: 14.1%pH: 3.44TA: 0.60 ** SOLD OUT **
Major Savings by the Case! Situated only 20 miles from the Pacific Ocean, the Russian River Valley is one of the coolest grape growing regions in Sonoma County, ideal for Ferrari-Carano's Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc grapes. Summer fog frequently rolls in from the ocean into the valley by mid-afternoon and lingers until well after sunrise the following morning.