2000 Ferrari-Carano Eldorado Gold

Dry Creek Valley

Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery Eldorado Gold Dessert Wine, Semillon, 2000, Sonoma County, California Buy Now

Previous Vintages: 2009

This wine is made in the Sauternes style. It is a blend of completely botryised Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon grapes. It has intense honeysuckle and apricot aromas, rich and mouth-filling, vibrant flavors of honeydew and peaches with a brilliant, deep gold color.

Winemaker Notes

This late harvest wine is made from ripe grapes affected by the beneficial mold known as Botrytis cinerea, a mold known as the "noble rot" that shrivels the grapes and thus reduces their water content. The remaining juice is especially rich in sugar and when fermented into wine, retains a much higher than usual percentage of residual sugar.

Appellation
Dry Creek Valley
Blend
30% Semillon, 70% Sauvignon Blanc
Cooperage
100% French oak
Release Day
May 2002