Ferrari-Carano Vineyards & Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley 2006

Winemaker's Notes:

This wine is composed of primarily Cabernet Sauvignon, blended with small amounts of Syrah and Petit Verdot. With aromas of blackberry syrup, boysenberry, spicy black currant, espresso, and caramel, this wine delights with rich, delicious flavors of Bing cherry, chocolate, toffee and anise. A delicious mid-palate, excellent depth and showy tannins.

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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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External Reviews for Ferrari-Carano Vineyards & Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley

External Review
Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
03/16/2010

Ferrari Carano Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley 2006 and all other wine from Ferrari Carano are readily available to ship at discount prices. We carry many premium wine from across the world.


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

The fruit for this 2006 Ferrari-Carano Cabernet Sauvignon comes primarily from mountain-grown fruit in Alexander Valley. Fog drifts over the tops of the coastal mountains and burns off quickly in the morning sunshine, resulting in a warm climate with almost full sun throughout the day. Their mountain vines are dry farmed in shallow, rocky, low-vigor soil that add impressive depth and concentration of flavor intensity to the wine. A blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Syrah and 7% Petit Verdot, fermented slowly and then aged 19 months in French, Hungarian and American oak. The wine shows aromas of blackberry, boysenberry, black currant and espresso with rich flavors of Bing cherry, chocolate, cassis and anise.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
03/03/2010

WS: 87 Points


External Review
Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
07/13/2010

With aromas of spicy black currant, espresso, and caramel, delicious flavors of Bing cherry, chocolate, toffee and anise. A mid-palate and showy tannins characterize this Cabernet Sauvignon.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
08/18/2010

Offers richness, depth, complexity and a supple texture, with earthy currant, herb, cola and cherry-berry jam flavors. Ends with earthy tannins. Drink now through 2012. 20,000 cases made. -JL ** Only 11 in Stock **



This wine is composed of primarily Cabernet Sauvignon, blended with small amounts of Syrah and Petit Verdot. With aromas of blackberry syrup, boysenberry, spicy black currant, espresso, and caramel, this wine delights with rich, delicious flavors of Bing cherry, chocolate, toffee and anise. A delicious mid-palate, excellent depth and showy tannins.

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