Ferrari-Carano Siena 2004
from Sonoma County, California
Blend: 87% Sangiovese, 9% Malbec, 4% Cabernet Sauvignon
Siena reflects Ferrari-Carano's Italian heritage by combining Sangiovese,
Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon into an easy-sipping and multi-dimensional
blend. Select lots of grapes were chosen from vineyards in Alexander,
Dry Creek and Russian River Valleys to create the beautifully balanced and
medium-bodied 2004 Siena. Siena is supple and ripe with heady fruit
aromas of cherry cola and sweet berries complemented by crème caramel
and creamy oak spice. Juicy cherry and raspberry jam flavors are followed
by a layered finish of caramel and butterscotch. Excellent red fruit vitality is
met by good acidity, round, gentle tannins and a lingering finish.
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A Customer - San Diego, CA
Popped the cork and poured a glass. Perhaps a bit chilled since it was rather cold today and this had been sitting in the bottom of my closet cellar. The initial nose was very earthy and the taste was a tad harsher than expected. Very tannic, tarred oak, black cherry, licorice, and a chalky finish. I gave it time to breathe and come to more of a room temperature over 30 minutes and revisited the glass. Much better! Grape skins, black-cherry soda, Oak on the nose. The fruit now shows up on the palate with ripe cherries and juicy raspberries. Finishes with a bite of acid and tannins and leaves a dry lingering spice. Probably better with food than as a solo act. A big plate of sausage with peppers, onions and tomato would have been nice addition. Decant it and give it some time to catch its breath.
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