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2017
UNA

Alexander Valley

This wine is sold out. We will be releasing the new vintage soon, so please check back! 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 that is structured with Syrah's rich fruit and full tannins, enhanced by fragrant, jammy flavors from the Grenache grapes and finished with Mourvèdre which adds a well-rounded, long finish. Aromas of dried blueberries and caramelized bacon tease the senses, while rich flavors of pomegranate syrup, raspberry, vanilla and toasty brown spices 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

Syrah, Grenache and Mourvèdre, all from select blocks on LookOut and RockRise mountain ranches, are hand picked, destemmed and cold soaked in stainless steel fermentors for 3 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 9 months. Lots are kept separate until blending and bottling in July 2018.

The Vintage

The 2017 season began with record rainfall amounts during the winter, filling our reservoirs after 4 years of drought. Spring was mild, bringing favorable conditions during bloom, which led to a nicely set crop. As the season continued, we experienced more than an average number of hot days early to mid-summer, and then record highs over Labor Day weekend. Fortunately, the vines were ready to handle the heat with adequate soil moisture supplied by all the rain. The grapes for this wine were harvested the last week of September and the first couple weeks of October.

AppellationAlexander Valley

Grape89% Syrah, 6% Grenache, 5% Mourvèdre

Cooperage24% new French oak, 76% older French oak

ReleaseWinter 2019