2012 Ferrari-Carano Siena

Sonoma County

Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery Siena, Sangiovese, 2012, Sonoma County, California Buy Now

SIENA has delicious aromas of strawberry jam, plum, blackberry and mocha. Bing cherry flavors are enhanced by sweet oak notes of vanilla, cinnamon and spice that add layers of richness to this elegant wine. SIENA has tannins that are soft, harmonious and mouth coating with lovely viscosity, depth and a lingering finish.

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Screw Cap. Full bodied and supple, this is a ripely flavored blend with good balance, light tannin, and a very long finish, tasting of plum, kola nut, rosehips, toast, and spicy oak. Excellent.

Winemaker Notes

SIENA is a red wine blend consisting primarily of Sangiovese. Grapes are hand harvested, hand sorted and then gravity fed directly into tanks for three days of cold soaking. The wine is fermented on the skins until pressing, then individual lots are moved to barrels where they complete malolactic fermentation. After fermentation, the wine is blended early for integration of fruit and only racked once to maintain the wine’s fresh and vibrant qualities. The wine is then aged in new Hungarian puncheons and older French oak barrels for 12 months in wine caves prior to bottling.

Vintage Notes

Overall, 2012 was a very good year with ideal weather conditions for the vines. Spring produced great set and average rainfall led to normal and above-normal yields. Consistently warm temperatures during the summer months without any heat spikes or major rain events allowed for longer “hang time” leading to fully ripe flavors.

Sonoma County
Sangiovese, Malbec, Petite Sirah, Cabernet Sauvignon
20% new Hungarian puncheon, 80% older French oak
Release Day
Summer 2014