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Ferrari-Carano Vineyards Fume Blanc 2004

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Vintage Notes The fruit for this wine comes from our vineyards in three distinct growing regions: Dry Creek Valley, Alexander Valley, and Russian River Valley. A mild late spring and summer ensured a healthy canopy, which provided the perfect combination of sunlight and heat penetrating the grape clusters. These conditions allowed the grapes to reach full maturity in both flavor and structure. Harvest was completed early-October. Winemakers Notes When the Sauvignon Blanc grapes arrived at the winery, each lot is gently crushed, de-stemmed and pressed, and then moved directly to stainless steel tanks or older French oak barrels for fermentation. Individual lots are kept separate; the wines in barrels are sur lie aged and stirred every two weeks for four months, while the wines in stainless steel remain undisturbed. The winemaking team selects from the individual lots to create the final Fume Blanc blend. Appellation: Sonoma County Blend: 100% Sauvignon Blanc Cooperage: 65% Stainless Steel; 35% older French oak

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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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Yummy, fruity, crisp, but still full



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Vintage Notes The fruit for this wine comes from our vineyards in three distinct growing regions: Dry Creek Valley, Alexander Valley, and Russian River Valley. A mild late spring and summer ensured a healthy canopy, which provided the perfect combination of sunlight and heat penetrating the grape clusters. These conditions allowed the grapes to reach full maturity in both flavor and structure. Harvest was completed early-October. Winemakers Notes When the Sauvignon Blanc grapes arrived at the winery, each lot is gently crushed, de-stemmed and pressed, and then moved directly to stainless steel tanks or older French oak barrels for fermentation. Individual lots are kept separate; the wines in barrels are sur lie aged and stirred every two weeks for four months, while the wines in stainless steel remain undisturbed. The winemaking team selects from the individual lots to create the final Fume Blanc blend. Appellation: Sonoma County Blend: 100% Sauvignon Blanc Cooperage: 65% Stainless Steel; 35% older French oak

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