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2019
UNA

Alexander Valley

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 fruit-forward wine joins together Syrah’s rich, full tannins, the fragrant aromas from Grenache grapes, and a small amount of well-rounded Mourvèdre, creating a delightful blend with aromas of wild black raspberry, violets, candied bacon and a hint of black pepper. Rich flavors of blueberry and plum dance on the palate while a swirl of vanilla bean lingers on the finish.

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 from select blocks on RockRise Mountain Ranch in Alexander Valley 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 malolactic fermentation, and aged in our mountain caves for 9 months. Lots are kept separate until blending and bottling in July, 2020.

The Vintage

2019 began with plenty of rain, including a couple of days of flooding, which brought our total rainfall to well above the annual average. March was cooler and wetter than normal, leading to later bud break and bloom dates, and despite a rare storm during flowering season, a good crop size was set. Summer brought typical warm Sonoma county weather, heating up towards the end of August and the beginning of September. Favorable weather continued, allowing the grapes to hang as long as needed to develop ripe, jammy flavors. Harvest was completed on October 11th.

AppellationAlexander Valley

Grape60% Syrah, 26% Grenache, 14% Mourvèdre

Cooperage28% new French oak, 72% older French oak

ReleaseSpring 2021