Ferrari Carano Chardonnay Tre Terre Russian River Valley 2005

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We are pleased to release an all-new expression of our Tre Terre Chardonnay from Russian River Valley, complete with an elegant new package featuring a label that reflects Ferrari-Carano's "Vineyard Select" wines. A delicious wine, our 2005 Ferrari-Carano Tre Terre Chardonnay boasts Granny Smith apple, pear, coconut and orange blossom aromas with rich and delicious flavors of citrus, white peaches and vanilla cream. A combination of new and older French oak barrels lends a toasted almond and caramel finish, adding elegance and depth. Vintage Notes The fruit for this wine comes from the Russian River Valley, an area known for producing some of the world's best Chardonnays. Marine fog creeps in at night to cool ripening fruit, while the gravelly soils provide perfect drainage for the vines. A mild late spring and summer ensured a healthy canopy for the grapes, which provided the perfect combination of sunlight and heat penetrating the grape clusters. These conditions allowed the grapes to reach full maturity in both flavor and structure. Harvest was completed mid-October. Winemakers Notes Six different vineyard sites with 11 Chardonnay clones comprise our 2005 Tre Terre Chardonnay. Each lot for this wine is whole cluster pressed, then cold-settled for two days in stainless steel tanks, and within 24 hours is moved directly to barrels, utilizing 19 different French oak cooperages. Aged separately in French oak, the wines complete 50 percent malolactic fermentation and are sur lee aged and stirred every two weeks for 15 months until bottling. The resulting wine has great complexity complemented by good acidity and a rich finish. Appellation: Russian River Valley Blend: 100% Whole Cluster Pressed Chardonnay Cooperage: 100% French oak ( 35% new French oak, select Burgundian cooperages 65% older French oak) Release Day: April 1, 2007 Rhonda's Recipe and Pairing Notes Pesto Stuffed Chicken Breasts The Tre Terre Chardonnay's significant fruit component complements most mild vinegar salads, mildly spiced vegetarian dishes and rich, creamy fish entrees. It also works well with veal, poultry, pasta and rice.

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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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Member Reviews for Ferrari Carano Chardonnay Tre Terre Russian River Valley

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Snooth User: spainlorraine
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5.00 5
09/18/2008

Absolutely agree with Drunk Duck, I really tasted the coconut and oak. Was spectacular after it sat out for ten minutes, brought out a lot of the vanilla and almond scent.


3.00 5
02/27/2012

Ferrari Carano macht seit jahrzehnten top-Qualität. Daran hat sich nichts geändert! Buttriger, charaktervoller Chardonnay. Leichter Barrique-Geschmack, süffig.


Snooth User: babsdude
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4.50 5
05/12/2011

Four and a half glasses


External Reviews for Ferrari Carano Chardonnay Tre Terre Russian River Valley

External Review
Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
03/05/2009

Another delicious blockbuster Chardonnay from Ferrari Carano. This has that classic California style: fruit, butter, and vanilla.


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Source: Shop Wine Direct
01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesA delicious wine, our Ferrari-Carano Tre Terre Chardonnay boasts Granny Smith apple, pear, coconut and orange blossom aromas with rich and delicious flavors of citrus, white peaches and vanilla cream. A combination of new and older French oak barrels lends a toasted almond and caramel finish, adding elegance and depth.


External Review
Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
07/25/2008

Another delicious blockbuster Chardonnay from Ferrari Carano. Utterly typical California style: fruit, butter, and vanilla.


External Review
06/11/2008

The Alexander Valley Chardonnay is a complex, fruit-driven Chardonnay that calls for richer foods such as lobster, mussels or salmon. Creamy risottos and pungent flavored cheeses are always a hit with our Alexander Valley Chardonnay, as well as hearty chicken, pork, turkey and veal dishes.



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We are pleased to release an all-new expression of our Tre Terre Chardonnay from Russian River Valley, complete with an elegant new package featuring a label that reflects Ferrari-Carano's "Vineyard Select" wines. A delicious wine, our 2005 Ferrari-Carano Tre Terre Chardonnay boasts Granny Smith apple, pear, coconut and orange blossom aromas with rich and delicious flavors of citrus, white peaches and vanilla cream. A combination of new and older French oak barrels lends a toasted almond and caramel finish, adding elegance and depth. Vintage Notes The fruit for this wine comes from the Russian River Valley, an area known for producing some of the world's best Chardonnays. Marine fog creeps in at night to cool ripening fruit, while the gravelly soils provide perfect drainage for the vines. A mild late spring and summer ensured a healthy canopy for the grapes, which provided the perfect combination of sunlight and heat penetrating the grape clusters. These conditions allowed the grapes to reach full maturity in both flavor and structure. Harvest was completed mid-October. Winemakers Notes Six different vineyard sites with 11 Chardonnay clones comprise our 2005 Tre Terre Chardonnay. Each lot for this wine is whole cluster pressed, then cold-settled for two days in stainless steel tanks, and within 24 hours is moved directly to barrels, utilizing 19 different French oak cooperages. Aged separately in French oak, the wines complete 50 percent malolactic fermentation and are sur lee aged and stirred every two weeks for 15 months until bottling. The resulting wine has great complexity complemented by good acidity and a rich finish. Appellation: Russian River Valley Blend: 100% Whole Cluster Pressed Chardonnay Cooperage: 100% French oak ( 35% new French oak, select Burgundian cooperages 65% older French oak) Release Day: April 1, 2007 Rhonda's Recipe and Pairing Notes Pesto Stuffed Chicken Breasts The Tre Terre Chardonnay's significant fruit component complements most mild vinegar salads, mildly spiced vegetarian dishes and rich, creamy fish entrees. It also works well with veal, poultry, pasta and rice.

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