2011 Ferrari-Carano Cabernet Sauvignon

Alexander Valley

2011 Ferrari-Carano Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley Buy Now

Our Cabernet Sauvignon comes from mountain-grown fruit in Alexander Valley. Cedar, graphite, fresh blackberry and spice aromas delight with a soft mouth feel that boasts flavors of mocha, black tea, wild berry and clove. Velvety tannins and sweet notes of caramel and chocolate abound in the finish.

Vintage Notes

Our mountain vines are dry farmed in shallow, rocky, low-vigor soil that adds impressive depth and concentration of flavors to the wine. 2011 was one of the coolest growing seasons experienced in the valleys in a long time. We harvested the grapes about two weeks later than usual, starting mid September and completing harvest the middle of October.

Winemaker Notes

This wine is composed primarily of Cabernet Sauvignon, blended with small amounts of Syrah and Petit Verdot. The hand-harvested grapes enter the gravity-flow winery and whole berries are gravity fed into tanks for fermenting before pressing. Individual lots are moved to barrels for malolactic fermentation, then blended and cave aged for 16 months prior to bottling, allowing for the perfect balance of fruit, tannin and oak.

Appellation
Alexander Valley
Blend
80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Syrah, 9% Petit Verdot
Cooperage
45% new French and Hungarian oak, 55% older oak
Release Day
September 2013