2008 Ferrari-Carano TrésorMountain Vineyards
Our 2008 Trésor showcases delicious aromas of black tea, cedar, earth, vanilla, and blackberry combine with rich wild berry flavors and a full mid-palate with considerable, round tannins. Lingering sweet oak notes of crème brûlée 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.
The 2008 season was a challenge, beginning with a dry winter, then frost in the spring followed by drought, wind and heat in the summer and early fall. Valley floor vineyard sites ripened early and were brought in just after a heat spike over Labor Day weekend. A cooling trend returned to a moderate ending of fall, and we picked the later-ripening varieties through the second week of October.
Upon entering the winery, the grapes are destemmed, hand sorted 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 20 months, allowing for the perfect balance of fruit intensity, tannin suppleness and oak sweetness.
Our Trésor complements lamb, beef and duck dishes that are roasted or braised. Try Trésor with strong-flavored cheeses such as Gorgonzola and sharp Cheddar.