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2016
UNA

Alexander Valley

92 point wine! Ferrari‐Carano’s UNA is inspired by the Rhone blends of Southern France. Latin for “together, all in one”, UNA grapes are from our RockRise Mountain Ranch in Alexander Valley. Literally one like no other.

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Aromas & Flavors

This is a fruit‐forward wine with fragrant flavors from Grenache grapes combining with the Syrah’s rich, full tannins, while a small amount of Mourvèdre lends to a well‐rounded, long finish. Aromas of raspberry, black cherry cola, ripe plum and caramel tease the senses, while rich flavors of blueberry, cocoa, vanilla and a toasty finish delight the palate.

Food Pairings

UNA pairs perfectly with barbecued red meats like beef, lamb, veal or sausage. Try UNA with seared or braised lamb shanks and chops, spicy stews or casseroles, pork sliders with Bourbon and peaches or duck risotto.

How It's Made

Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvèdre, all from select blocks on RockRise mountain ranch, are hand picked, destemmed and cold soaked in stainless steel fermentors for three days. Following cold soaking, yeast is added and pump overs commence, one to two times daily, for the duration of primary fermentation. After fermentation, the wine is drained off the skins to select French oak barrels for 100% malolactic fermentation, then cave aged for 10 months. Lots are kept separate until blending and botiling in August, 2017.

The Vintage

The 2016 harvest began close to an average start date, with the vines producing good yields in the midst of a fourth year of drought. The vineyards performed well with considerable amounts of rainfall in the winter and into the early, warm spring. Although there were many mornings of heavy fog in late August, the rest of the summer and early fall were consistently sunny, warm and dry. The 2016 growing season was ideal for quality wine grape farming and harvesting at optimal ripeness.

AppellationAlexander Valley

Grape41% Grenache, 41% Syrah, 18% Mourvèdre

Cooperage36% new French oak, 64% older French oak

ReleaseWinter 2018