Ferrari-Carano Tresor 2006
Bordeaux Red Blends from Sonoma County, California
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Ferrari-Carano presents its finest blend of the five classic Bordeaux varietals--Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Petit Verdot, and Cabernet Franc--
from the best selections of our vineyards in Alexander and Dry Creek Valleys. Aptly named "Tresor" for "treasure," the grapes are hand harvested from dry-farmed, low yielding vines primarily on our mountain vineyards.
Delicious aromas of Bing cherries, blueberry preserves and an herbal, black tea leaf nuance combine with an elegant mid-palate of fresh-picked berry and roasted mocha notes. With a full bodied and richly-textured tannin profile, this wine's upfront silkiness and roundness make for a delicious selection now and will drink well for 7-10 years.
"This is Ferrari-Carano's most upscale wine, a blend comprised of all five of the famous Bordeaux varieties. It’s as lush and intricate as almost anything out of Napa, with sumptuous blackberry, black currant and cedar flavors. The giveaway that it’s Sonoma comes in the herbaceousness and slightly greener tannins. Now–2013."
"A supple, harmonious effort. Full-bodied, showing ripe, fleshy currant, black cherry and plum flavors, with spicy, herbal, cedary notes. Charming in its own way, this is graceful and balanced, complex and subtle, with a long, full finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Petit Verdot, and Cabernet Franc. Drink now through 2016. 4,000 cases made."
I don't know what else to say, except, THIS IS ONE great wine... bold and delicious.
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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.
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