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Prevail Back Forty Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County Alexander Valley 2004

Winemaker's Notes:

INSIDER SCOOP: Ferrari Carano owners' new "insider" Reserve Cabernet release from their private vineyards! Fans of Ferrari Carano reds will love this rare �boutique� production so don� WINEMAKER NOTES: "Beyond the estate winery and across the lake to the back side of RockRise Mountain lies a 40 acre vineyard block, comprised of four specific mini-blocks, uniquely situated on diverse soils well-suited for growing superior Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. Back Forty is a wine with a "true sense of place"...respectfully reflective of this particular site. Displaying deep aromatics of ripe blackberry and red cherry, Back Forty has a rich mouthfeel that is beautifully concentrated and supple, with silky sweet tannins and a long, lingering smooth finish. The unique diversity of soil composition, extreme attention to detail in the vineyard, high-density planting of French ENTAV clones with their low yields, and the rigorous practice of blending selections makes Back Forty a recipe for success."

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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

INSIDER SCOOP: Ferrari Carano owners' new "insider" Reserve Cabernet release from their private vineyards! Fans of Ferrari Carano reds will love this rare �boutique� production so don� WINEMAKER NOTES: "Beyond the estate winery and across the lake to the back side of RockRise Mountain lies a 40 acre vineyard block, comprised of four specific mini-blocks, uniquely situated on diverse soils well-suited for growing superior Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. Back Forty is a wine with a "true sense of place"...respectfully reflective of this particular site. Displaying deep aromatics of ripe blackberry and red cherry, Back Forty has a rich mouthfeel that is beautifully concentrated and supple, with silky sweet tannins and a long, lingering smooth finish. The unique diversity of soil composition, extreme attention to detail in the vineyard, high-density planting of French ENTAV clones with their low yields, and the rigorous practice of blending selections makes Back Forty a recipe for success."

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