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Ferrari-Carano Vineyards & Winery Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley 2007

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Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the September 2010 issue. Here is a big, blustery, highly ripened wine that makes no pretenses to prettiness or polish, but for all of its swagger, it delivers plenty of real varietal fruit, and its mix of blackberries, toast and caramel will please those who like rich and wide-open Zins. It struggles to keep finishing heat at bay, and it is sufficiently tough to argue for age, but a couple of years in the cellar will help smooth off its edges without dampening its spirit.Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine aging recommendation: Drinkable now. Further bottle aging can improve this wine.

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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

External Reviews for Ferrari-Carano Vineyards & Winery Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley

11/12/2010

Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the September 2010 issue. Here is a big, blustery, highly ripened wine that makes no pretenses to prettiness or polish, but for all of its swagger, it delivers plenty of real varietal fruit, and its mix of blackberries, toast and caramel will please those who like rich and wide-open Zins. It struggles to keep finishing heat at bay, and it is sufficiently tough to argue for age, but a couple of years in the cellar will help smooth off its edges without dampening its spirit.Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine aging recommendation: Drinkable now. Further bottle aging can improve this wine.




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