Ferrari-Carano Fume Blanc 2012
Sauvignon Blanc from Sonoma County, California
Ferrari-Carano's 2012 Fume Blanc has aromas of orange blossom, quince, white peach, Meyer lemon and mango complemented by flavors of pineapple, pear and guava. This wine has bright acidity and crisp freshness from the cool, stainless steel tank fermentation, while the subtle oak character from barrel aging adds, body, complexity and depth.
This Fume Blanc pairs well with simple seafood and poultry dishes, and also holds up nicely with 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.
Connoisseurs' Guide - "Young, fresh, fruity, subtle in its nuanced notes of sweet grasses, candied grapefruit and Meyer lemons, this vibrant new wine is equally full of vim & vigor on the palate... it will get better and better."
Family-owned and operated since 1985, Ferrari-Carano has been a leading producer of world-class, nationally acclaimed wines. From a small, 30-acre plot of grapes to the present 20 estate vineyards, Don and Rhonda Carano's success is based on their commitment to quality as well as the dedication of the vineyard and winemaking teams to make the finest wines, vintage after vintage. Ferrari-Carano owns vineyards in six appellations: Dry Creek Valley, Alexander Valley, Russian River Valley, Napa/Carneros, Anderson Valley and Mendocino Ridge. View all Ferrari-Carano Wines
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Twice as large as Napa in size, Sonoma County only makes about a half the amount of wine as her northeasterly neighbor. But Sonoma, with her size, is able to vouch for more diversity within her borders, including sub-AVAs that are climatically varied. The atmosphere of Sonoma is decidedly laid back and down home country style. But in wines, they are keeping up with the Joneses, or Napa-ites if you will. Grape varieties are more varied here, from Pinot Noir and Zinfandel to Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay.
Notable FactsThe largest sub-AVAs of Sonoma include Dry Creek Valley, Russian River Valley, Alexander Valley and Sonoma Valley. Each sub-AVA, with its own micro-climate, is unique in its grape varieties and styles of wine. Dry Creek makes a mean Zinfandel while Russian River produces stand up Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The Alexander Valley makes some of the better Cabernet Sauvignons in the county and Sonoma Valley creates excellent wines from all the above varieties. Other grapes found throughout Sonoma include Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot and Syrah.
About CaliforniaIt's not rare to see a wine's country of origin listed as "California." A country into itself in the wine world, California makes enough varieties and styles to match many European wine countries. It produces a diverse range of wines that span the quality spectrum.
The most famous of the California wine regions is Napa Valley, and these wines are certainly outstanding – but it's not as broad and diverse as its larger neighbor, Sonoma County. Down south, Santa Barbara's Santa Maria Valley is well-known for its Rhône blends, as well as cool-climate varieties like Pinot and Chardonnay. The Central Coast, the largest California AVA, has many different microclimates that lead to a wide range of wines with many sub-AVAs.
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5 ratings, 5 with reviewsMama sue - Holly Grove, AR57/26/2014One of my favorite!!dchall2 - Johnstown, PA54/3/2014
Love itHHWriter - Los Angeles, CA412/3/2013Smell. Sniff. You know you’re about to taste quality. Whether you like it or not— Fumé Blanc is not for everyone—you will be sniffing & tasting quality. The bouquet is so bright. The bouquet itself is crisp…. When it hits your tongue you almost feel effervescence! That’s how strong it is… the flavors are strong and decisive, dry & bold. It is a very (very) good wine. Not for those who want a mild wine, or a sweet wine at all. But one to serve to guests if they like dry and you want to spend more than $10 and just less than $20. The wine is smooth and above it all I keep coming back to the word quality. Now I’m a lover of sauvignon (and Fumé) Blancs so I’m a tinge biased; but no matter what this is an adult, grown up wine. The twist cap is a lovely convenience and the wine is truly quality in every sip….Ruth - Danville, CA55/11/2013Smokey, dry, limey. I love this wine and I am not a white wine fan. This is a very reliable, drinkable wine.Glevenson - Allentown, PA35/2/2013
- Light & Fruity
Nice everyday white. Unexpectedly more complex than other wines in this price range.
- Light & Crisp
Alcohol By Volume GuideMost wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Wine Style Guide
Light & Crisp
- Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.
Fruity & Smooth
- Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.
Rich & Creamy
- Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.
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