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Ferrari-Carano Ferrari-Carano Siena Premier 2008

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Wine Tasting Notes Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon are the classic grapes found in the Italian 'super-Tuscan' red wine blend. They take on a new dimension when grown in Sonoma Countys earthy burnt orange soils. SIENA combines bright raspberry, cherry flavors with smooth tannins and a rich finish.

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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 Ferrari-Carano Siena Premier

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Snooth User: putnick
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3.50 5
12/04/2010

Nice red blend.


Snooth User: JPC3
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0.50 5
04/22/2010

This used to be one of my favorite reasonably-priced wines. I loved the Sangiovese blend--it had a nice weight, more substantial than a Pinot, and lighter than a Cab. I love the fact that they went to a screw-top (I'm a big fan of high quality wines going to screw-top). But they are taking this wine down-market, a very common strategy of wine marketers with popular brands (think Kendall Jackson in the early days versus now). It is far more fruity and less refined than even a few years ago. I think I'm going to abandon one of my old favorites!


Snooth User: Stevsc
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3.50 5
09/22/2010

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Ferrari-Carano Ferrari-Carano Siena Premier

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Medium red. Aromas of red currant, milk chocolate, graphite and smoky oak. Simple, moderately ripe red berry flavors offer decent mid-palate sweetness. A bit pitched and dry on the end.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Generous, ripe and juicy plum, black cherry and cranberry flavors firms up, adding spice and tight tannins on the finish. Best from 2001 through 2008. A blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

One of the best reds for this price on the market, Ferrari-Caranorsquo;s `07 Siena is 78% Sangiovese and 22% Malbec. The Sangiovese is all silky mouthfeel, red cherries and spices, while the Malbec brings color, body and tannins. A lovely dry and unique wine.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

An impressive blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec with a track record of excellence. I have been a big fan of this bottling for many years and I believe the rsquo;97 to be one of the best. Smooth, rich, and intense with fat raspberry and black cherry flavors with well-integrated notes of plum, currant, and sweet spice all wrapped together by soft, ample tannins. Great now but will benefit from 2ndash;3 years of cellaring.


External Review
07/13/2010

SIENA has delicious aromas of cherries, blackberries and currants complemented by sweet vanilla oak and caramel. On the palate, this wine offers ripe, juicy, baked berry pie with anise, cocoa and cola flavors, with lively acidity, supple tannins and a lingering finish.



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Wine Tasting Notes Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon are the classic grapes found in the Italian 'super-Tuscan' red wine blend. They take on a new dimension when grown in Sonoma Countys earthy burnt orange soils. SIENA combines bright raspberry, cherry flavors with smooth tannins and a rich finish.

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