2011 Ferrari-Carano Siena

Sonoma County

2011 Ferrari-Carano Siena Sangiovese Blend Sonoma County Buy Now

SIENA has delicious aromas and flavors of fresh-picked blackberries, cola, cinnamon, cherry pie and vanilla bean. Sweet oak notes of spice, roasted marshmallow, caramel and vanilla complement lingering, bright red and black berries. SIENA has tannins that are soft, harmonious and mouth coating with lovely viscosity, depth and a tremendous finish.

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Blended with Sangiovese, Syrah, Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon, this is a big, exuberant wine that's full bodied and fruity. It offers ripe flavors of black currants, licorice, mocha and black pepper, with hints of raisins. It's luscious to drink now. Try with Szechuan beef or grilled pepper steak.

Vintage Notes

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 end of October. This vintage produced a bright and vibrant wine.

Winemaker Notes

SIENA consists primarily of Sangiovese. Upon entering the winery, grapes are hand sorted and then gravity fed directly into tanks for three days of cold soaking. The wine is fermented on the skins for about 10 days until pressing, then individual lots are moved to barrels where they complete malolactic fermentation. After fermentation, the wine is blended and aged in Hungarian puncheons and French oak barrels for 12 months, then bottled and aged an additional four months before release.

Appellation
Sonoma County
Blend
Sangiovese, Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon
Cooperage
20% new Hungarian puncheon, 80% older French oak
Release Day
August 2013