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Ferrari-Carano Fume Blanc 1998

External Review by Premier Wine & Spirits:

A junior version of the Stoney Creek bottling. It shares many of the same rich, fruity characteristics, but itrsquo;s a shade less rich, and has a tarter, more angular texture. Still, virtually as good, and a few bucks cheaper.

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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

External Reviews for Ferrari-Carano Fume Blanc

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
02/24/2012

A junior version of the Stoney Creek bottling. It shares many of the same rich, fruity characteristics, but itrsquo;s a shade less rich, and has a tarter, more angular texture. Still, virtually as good, and a few bucks cheaper.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
02/24/2012

Whether you call this wine Fumeacute; Blanc or Sauvignon Blanc after one taste you will love this one delicious wine. Ferrari-Carano makes a dazzling, concentrated Fumeacute; Blanc with a rich, creamy texture, packed with honey and melon flavors. A very well-made and elegant wine.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
02/24/2012

Bright, with a core of grapefruit, lemon and herb. Refreshing, offering hints of fresh-cut hay and a pretty, long finish. Drink now.




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