2010 Ferrari-Carano Trésor

Alexander Valley

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Previous Vintages: 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005

Vibrant aromas and flavors of red and black berries, black tea, cedar, earth, vanilla, blackberry and cassis, combine with a full mid-palate with considerable, round tannins. Lingering sweet oak notes and dark chocolate add great depth. This wine’s upfront silkiness and roundness make for a delicious selection now and will drink well for 15 - 20 years.

93 Points The Wine Advocate
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Displaying a similar opaque ruby/purple color...has a broader, richer, more skyscraper-like mouthfeel… blackberry, black currant fruit… incense, vanillin and spice. Full-bodied, rich and impressively endowed, it is a brilliant example of just how well Bordeaux varietals can do in selected Sonoma microclimates. The fruit is so sweet that it can be appreciated now for its youth and exuberance...

Vintage Notes

A warm spring and moderate summer in 2009 gave way to an unseasonably early October rain event followed by dry, warm weather until November.

Winemaker Notes

Upon entering the winery, the grapes are destemmed, hand sorted and then whole-berry fermented in tank before pressing. Individual lots are moved to barrels for malolactic fermentation, then blended and barrel aged in new and older French oak for 19 months, allowing for the perfect balance of fruit intensity, tannin suppleness and oak sweetness.

Appellation
Sonoma County
Blend
76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot, 8% Petit Verdot, 6% Malbec, 2% Cabernet Franc
Cooperage
45% new French oak, 55% older French oak
Release Day
August 2012