2006 Ferrari-Carano Trésor

Alexander Valley

Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery Tresor, Bordeaux Blend, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2006, Sonoma County, California Buy Now

Previous Vintages: 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2005

Delicious aromas of Bing cherries, blueberry preserves and an herbal, black tea leaf nuance combine with an elegant mid-palate of fresh-picked berry and roasted mocha notes. With a full bodied and richly-textured tannin profile, this wine’s upfront silkiness and roundness make for a delicious selection now and will drink well for 7-10 years.

92 Points Wine Spectator
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A supple, harmonious effort. Full-bodied, showing ripe, fleshy currant, black cherry and plum flavors, with spicy, herbal, cedary notes. Charming, graceful and balanced, both complex and subtle, with a long, full finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Petit Verdot, and Cabernet Franc. Drink now through 2016 – 4,000 cases made.

Winemaker Notes

Upon entering the winery, the grapes were destemmed, hand-sorted and then whole berry fermented in tank before pressing. Individual lots were moved to barrels for malolactic fermentation, then blended and barrel aged in new and older French oak for 20 months, allowing for the perfect balance of fruit intensity, tannin suppleness and oak sweetness.

Vintage Notes

Our mountain vines are dry farmed in shallow, rocky, low-vigor soil that add impressive depth and concentration of flavor intensity to the wine. An unusually cool and wet winter and spring caused a late start to the growing season, while above average heat in July, and then a drop in temperature mid-August, brought the Cabernet Sauvignon to full maturity exactly when we wanted and extended the hang time for the grapes.

Sonoma County
79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Malbec, 5% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot, 2% Cabernet Franc
55% new French oak, 45% older French oak
Release Day
September 2009