Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery Fumé Blanc 2015, Sauvignon Blanc, Sonoma County, California

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2016

Fumé Blanc

Sonoma County

A classic, really. One of the first two wines we ever made over 30 years ago, and it’s still a favorite. It graces our table almost nightly. We hope our Fumé Blanc aka Sauvignon Blanc becomes a regular at your table, too.

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2017 International Wine Competition, 05/29/2017

89 PTS, Wine Enthusiast

Virginie Boone, 09/01/2017 - See Review


Aromas & Flavors

Ferrari-Carano’s 2016 Fumé Blanc is a delicious wine with aromas and flavors of grapefruit, pineapple, guava, citrus, lemon grass and a touch of minerality. This wine has bright acidity and crisp freshness from the cool, stainless steel tank fermentation, while the subtle oak character from neutral French oak barrels adds body, complexity and depth.

Food Pairings

Our Fumé Blanc pairs well with simple seafood and poultry dishes, and also holds up nicely with white meats such as veal and pork. This wine has lively flavors that go well with spicy and ethnic cuisines such as Japanese, Vietnamese, Thai, Chinese, Korean, Mexican and Southwestern dishes.

How It's Made

This wine is a blend of Sauvignon Blanc grapes from various appellations in Sonoma County - Dry Creek, Alexander and Russian River Valleys. When the Sauvignon Blanc grapes arrive at the winery, each lot is gently crushed and pressed into stainless steel tanks for 48 hours of cold settling. The juice is either transferred to stainless steel tanks or older French oak barrels for fermentation. The wine in barrels is sur lie aged and stirred every week for 10 weeks. Individual lots are handled separately until final blending.

The Vintage

Overall, 2016 was a good year, with a spring that produced great set. Despite a third year of drought conditions with some rains in our area, the vines produced ideal yields. Overall warmer temperatures during the summer months allowed fruit to achieve mature, ripe flavors. The grapes were harvested in late August and early September.

AppellationSonoma County

GrapeSauvignon Blanc

Cooperage31% older French oak barrels, 69% stainless steel tanks

ReleaseSummer 2017

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