Ferrari-Carano Prevail West Face 2003

Winemaker's Notes:

These 13-year-old mountain vines with ideal western sun exposure are dry farmed in verdant soil that adds impressive depth and flavor intensity to the wine. West Face is a blend of Clone 8 Cabernet Sauvignon along with Clone 470 and the Durrell selection clone. The grapes for West Face are hand-harvested, and upon entering the winery, hand-sorted and then gravity fed directly into oak tanks for seven days of cold soaking, then fermented and macerated for 28—35 days on the skins. After primary fermentation, the wine is gravity fed to barrel and aged in the wine caves for 20 months, with an additional 14 months aging in bottle prior to release.

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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 Prevail West Face

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Snooth User: Mr Dolce
4535423,367
3.00 5
Vintage: 2007 09/17/2013

Three glasses


Snooth User: barri0s1872
802761,433
3.00 5
Vintage: 2005 11/09/2011

Definitely a full, rich, currant laden-boardering-on- dark chocolate red. I bought the half bottle at discount (9.99) but it didn't last for the next day and a half. Still would like to try this again.


Snooth User: Nick75
263791233
4.00 5
Vintage: 2004 10/28/2009

excellent super bad cab


Snooth User: Nick75
263791233
4.00 5
Vintage: 2004 12/06/2009

Four glasses


Snooth User: dundeewinelover
25995911
4.00 5
09/26/2009

Pretty tasty


Snooth User: cpepper
8051948
3.50 5
07/24/2008

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Ferrari-Carano Prevail West Face

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Source: CityWineCellar.com
Vintage: 2005 04/28/2010

Ferrari - Carano Prevail West Face 2005 750mlWinemakers Notes:"The grapes for West Face are hand-harvested, and upon entering the winery, hand-sorted and then gravity fed directly into oak tanks for seven days of cold soaking. After primary fermentation, the wine is gravity fed to barrel for malolactic fermentation and aged in the wine caves for 22 months, with an additional 14 months aging in bottle prior to release."


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
Vintage: 2005 04/12/2011

Winemakers Notes:The grapes for West Face are hand-harvested, and upon entering the winery, hand-sorted and then gravity fed directly into oak tanks for seven days of cold soaking. After primary fer


External Review
Vintage: 2004 03/05/2009

This blend is 70% Cabernet and 30% Syrah has aromas of mocha and blackcherry. A good balance of earth,smoke and cherried fruits that say drink me now but this beauty will last several more years. Can you?



These 13-year-old mountain vines with ideal western sun exposure are dry farmed in verdant soil that adds impressive depth and flavor intensity to the wine. West Face is a blend of Clone 8 Cabernet Sauvignon along with Clone 470 and the Durrell selection clone. The grapes for West Face are hand-harvested, and upon entering the winery, hand-sorted and then gravity fed directly into oak tanks for seven days of cold soaking, then fermented and macerated for 28—35 days on the skins. After primary fermentation, the wine is gravity fed to barrel and aged in the wine caves for 20 months, with an additional 14 months aging in bottle prior to release.

Notes: 60% new French and 40% older French oak barrels


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