Ferrari-Carano Chardonnay Sonoma County 2009
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. Aged separately in French oak, the wines complete 100 percent malolactic fermentation and are sur lie aged and stirred every two weeks for ten months.
Editorial Reviews for Ferrari-Carano Chardonnay Sonoma County
Lightly nutty and quite dry and earthy on the nose with gently aromatic dried apple and preserved citrus fruits layered over vanilla and ginger cream notes. A fine blend of bright acidity and creamy mouthfeel makes this bright and nervous in the mouth. The flavors are complex and broad on the palate with base notes of nuts, dried flowers and a very fine used wood sheen that supports crisp heirloom apple, green plum and dried lime flavors. The finish is long and a bit creamier and sweeter with vanilla notes coming to the fore over the sweet, ripe fruit and gently spicy oak flavors. There's a hint of sweetness that may be off-putting to some here but this is awfully good in this style. 91pts Acidity: Medium Perceived Sweetness: Medium Low Oak: Medium Low Spicy Flavors: Medium Low Savory Flavors: Medium Fruity Flavors: Medium High Intensity of Flavor: Medium Weight in Mouth: Medium
Four and a half glasses
Crisp, oak very YUMMI!
Vanilla, oak, pear, golden apples some pineapple, bannana tropical fruit rounder and more fruit like than the honig sauvignon blanc I had earlier
For full bodied fruit oaky Chardonnay fans this is always on their favorite list! The wine maker’s and others notes capture the wine’s quality, although I don’t pick up nearly the apple seemingly suggested by the wine maker. As with most better quality Chards not over chilling is important and this wine’s full character presents at cool, but not overly so temperature.
Nice chardonay. No oak, light fruit, well balanced. No citrus-just light enought to pair with food without losing its identity.
This one just caught my eye while wine shopping for a friend, and I found it to be delightful.
Two and a half glasses
External Reviews for Ferrari-Carano Chardonnay Sonoma County
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
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
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.
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
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.
A delicious, medium-bodied wine with aromas and flavors of Meyer lemon, pears, green apple, peach, marshmallow, fig and brown sugar. A wine with bright fruit and nice acidity, the Tre Terre Chardonnay has nutmeg, creamy butter and oak spice nuances that linger on the finish.
This wine is an elegant, well-balanced style, not full of butter an oak like some Reserve Chardonnays. From our cool, windy vineyards in the Carneros region of Napa County come grapes with clean bright acidity and intense aroma. From Our Alexander Valley vineyards in Sonoma County come the rich, tropical notes of classic California Chardonnay. The two sources combine to yield a wine that is beautifully focused and balanced between fruit and oak, with elegance and finesse
Food Pairings for Ferrari-Carano Chardonnay Sonoma County
Notes: 25% new French oak, 75% older French oak
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