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CityWineCellar.com USD 17.99 750ml

Ferrari-Carano Merlot 2006

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Select lots of grapes were chosen from our valley-floor and mountain-top vineyards in Sonoma County to create this beautifully balanced and full-bodied 2006 Ferrari-Carano Merlot. A multidimensional, velvety wine with a dark ruby color and complex nose of fresh black cherries, blackberry, roasted coffee bean and chocolate, this year’s Merlot is accented by intricately woven flavors of red currants and caramel with a touch of tobacco lingering on the silky, smooth finish. Food pairings: The fruit forward, easy drinking qualities of our 2006 Ferrari-Carano Merlot make it the perfect wine to pair with any red meat course, Italian entrée, and roasted or grilled fragrantly-spiced poultry dishes.

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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

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Snooth User: Wine Fire
577933841
2.50 5
09/13/2010

Cherry, melon, prune, dark fruit, sweet caramel, cream cheese, cotton candy, coffee, licorice and pepper on the nose. After 1 ½ hours, nose turns vegetable and closes off. Initial heat attacks the top back palate, followed by sour fruit (apple), black cherry and bell pepper in the middle. This wine starts tight, then opens briefly, then closes again. The cycle repeats itself. Smooth texture soon fades back to plainness, then comes back again to velvet at 2 hours. May need another year in the cellar to achieve balance and expose its qualities more evenly.


Snooth User: Ivesreeves
1163949146
3.00 5
12/01/2012

Chose this as my dinner wine two weeks ago when dining with an old friend who was traveling through the area. Having not seen him in over twenty years, I had to endure 2 hours of his graphic and excruciatingly detailed account of a 1998 boating accident in which he lost his left arm. The gruesome yarn put a pall over my experience with this wine. My recollection is that it had a medium body with a lengthy finish, unfortunately neither as lengthy as my friend's tale of woe nor the appendage that now hangs from his left shoulder.


Snooth User: malbecjack
32841189
1.00 5
12/24/2009

over-bearing, buttery, milky, deep color


Snooth User: cioccolato xo
4877074
5.00 5
05/26/2010

Shared a bottle with 4 friends at a restaurant; we all had different Italian meals (seafood, tomato-based pasta, cream-based, beef, saffron, etc) and this wine complemented the meals perfectly. Versatile, balanced. I'd buy it again.


External Reviews for Ferrari-Carano Merlot

External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
10/15/2009

The fruit forward, easy drinking qualities of our 2006 Ferrari-Carano Merlot make it the perfect wine to pair with any red meat course, Italian entrée, and roasted or grilled fragrantly-spiced poultry dishes.


External Review
Source: Shop Wine Direct
01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesOur Merlot is a complex, multi-dimensional wine boasting wild-berry fruit and cherry flavors shaded with chocolate-malt characteristics. It is rich and medium-bodied, and has exceptional balance and length.



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Select lots of grapes were chosen from our valley-floor and mountain-top vineyards in Sonoma County to create this beautifully balanced and full-bodied 2006 Ferrari-Carano Merlot. A multidimensional, velvety wine with a dark ruby color and complex nose of fresh black cherries, blackberry, roasted coffee bean and chocolate, this year’s Merlot is accented by intricately woven flavors of red currants and caramel with a touch of tobacco lingering on the silky, smooth finish. Food pairings: The fruit forward, easy drinking qualities of our 2006 Ferrari-Carano Merlot make it the perfect wine to pair with any red meat course, Italian entrée, and roasted or grilled fragrantly-spiced poultry dishes.

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