Ferrari-Carano Sonoma County Siena 2011
SIENA has delicious aromas and flavors of fresh-picked blackberries, cola, cinnamon, cherry pie and vanilla bean. Sweet oak notes of spice, roasted marshmallow, caramel and vanilla complement lingering, bright red and black berries. SIENA has tannins that are soft, harmonious and mouth coating with lovely viscosity, depth and a tremendous finish.
Cherry acid bomb blends gracefully with anthocyanin-drenched dark fruit (plum, blueberry). Chewy tannins will carry you through a delightfully drawn out finish.
External Reviews for Ferrari-Carano Sonoma County Siena
Ferrari-Carano has it made when it comes to sourcing good Sonoma County fruit. With estate vineyards in Dry Creek Valley, Alexander Valley and Russian River Valley, they're able to select outstanding Sangiovese, Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon to blend for Siena. A reflection of their Italian heritage, Siena was one of the first premium Sangiovese blends made in California. The style emphasizes the bright cherry fruit that Sangiovese is known for. Blended with Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon the wine aged in new Hungarian and used French oak barrels for 12 months. Wine Enthusiast Magazine scored it 90 points saying "Blended with Sangiovese, Syrah, Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon, this is a big, exuberant wine that’s full bodied and fruity. It offers ripe flavors of black currants, licorice, mocha and black pepper, with hints of raisins. It’s luscious to drink now. Try with Szechuan beef or grilled pepper steak."
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