The grapes for our 2008 Reserve Chardonnay come primarily from Ferrari-Carano’s vineyard in the Napa Valley Carneros appellation. Comprised of three Chardonnay clones, this wine has lush hazelnut, spice, butterscotch and Fuji apple aromas with delicious caramel, pear, fig, crème brule, and toasty oak flavors with a creamy, buttery finish. The cool climate of Napa Valley Carneros imparts its unique delicacy and finesse to the wine, while the Alexander Valley component adds an intensely rich mouth-filling character.
Rhonda's Recipe and Pairing NotesSmoked Chicken Ravioli
In addition to a wide variety of appetizers, seafood such as shellfish and poultry dishes, the 2008 Reserve Chardonnay pairs perfectly with richer foods that enhances this fuller bodied and deliciously creamy wine.