2013 Ferrari-Carano Sauvignon BlancSonoma County
Our Sauvignon Blanc grapes come from a single vineyard and the wine is aged completely in French oak barrels, which lends a rich creaminess to this full-bodied wine. A delicious, bright wine with aromas and flavors of pineapple, peach, quince, pear, lemon, grapefruit, vanilla, tropical fruit, apples and coconut.
Overall, 2013 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 drastic heat spikes or major rain events allowed for longer “hang time”, leading to fully ripe flavors.
Grapes from a single vineyard in Alexander Valley are gently pressed into stainless steel tanks for 48 hours of cold settling. The juice is then transferred to new and older French oak barrels for fermentation. After primary fermentation, the wine is sur lie aged and stirred every week for five months. This wine does not undergo malolactic fermentation in order to retain its bright flavors and crisp acidity.
Our Sauvignon Blanc is a very food-friendly wine that is terrific with white meats such as flaky white fish, shellfish, chicken, pork or veal. Try it paired with seafood risotto, grilled prawns with melon salsa, or a cheese platter with Chèvre, Greek, Feta, Pecorino or extra sharp Cheddar.