Ferrari-Carano Vineyards & Winery Chardonnay 2011
The 2011 Ferrari-Carano Chardonnay from Sonoma County has superior lots from vineyards in Alexander (80%), Russian River (11%), Carneros (6%) and Dry Creek Valleys (3%). This full-bodied Chardonnay boasts delicious aromas of baked apple, marshmallow, pear, citrus and a hint of graham cracker, perfectly balanced by flavors of Fuji apple, lemon, vanilla and lingering, creamy toasted oak notes. Barrel aged in French oak (35% new).
External Reviews for Ferrari-Carano Vineyards & Winery Chardonnay
This wine is an elegant, well-balanced style, not full of butter an oak like some Reserve Chardonnays. From our cool, windy vineyards in the Carneros region of Napa County come grapes with clean bright acidity and intense aroma. From Our Alexander Valley vineyards in Sonoma County come the rich, tropical notes of classic California Chardonnay. The two sources combine to yield a wine that is beautifully focused and balanced between fruit and oak, with elegance and finesse
A delicious, medium-bodied wine with aromas and flavors of Meyer lemon, pears, green apple, peach, marshmallow, fig and brown sugar. A wine with bright fruit and nice acidity, the Tre Terre Chardonnay has nutmeg, creamy butter and oak spice nuances that linger on the finish.