The 2006 Fume Blanc is a blend of vineyard lots from
various appellations of Sonoma County. Ferrari-Carano focuses on sites with well-drained
soils and different rootstocks in order to craft a wine that is refined and elegant
with a rich palette of fruit. Zesty flavors and aromas of tropical fruit
such as kiwi, gooseberry, pineapples and mangos with a hint of grassiness
are complemented by creamy citrus notes. Aging partially in stainless steel
and older French Oak gives this wine a crisp freshness and a subtle oak
character that adds great complexity and depth.
The 2006 Fume Blanc pairs well with simple seafood dishes, and also holds
up nicely to white meats such as veal and pork. The wine has lively
flavors that go well with spicy and ethnic cuisines such as Japanese, Vietnamese,
Thai, Chinese, Korean, Mexican and Southwestern dishes.