Red Wines    Cabernet Sauvignon    Sonoma County    California   
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Date Printed: 9/15/2014
Ferrari-Carano Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
Ferrari-Carano Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
(search item no. 89925)

PRICE ON 9/15/2014: $28.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Blend: 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Syrah, 4% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot

The fruit for the 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon comes primarily from mountain-grown fruit in Alexander Valley. Fog drifts over the tops of the coastal mountains and burns off quickly in the morning sunshine, resulting in a warm climate with almost full sun throughout the day – ideal conditions for Ferrari-Carano's Cabernet Sauvignon mountain vineyards.

This is a powerful wine with great finesse. It is a deep, glowing garnet color with a concentrated nose of dark chocolate, black tea and ripe, juicy blackberry and boysenberry fruit accompanied by toffee, caramel, and licorice flavors on the palate. With a delicious, concentrated fruit entry, ripe, showy tannins and a long finish, this wine will continue to improve with age.

The 2004 Ferrari-Carano Cabernet Sauvignon pairs well with roasted, broiled or barbequed heavy game and red meats such as lamb, beef, pork and veal. Medium and strong-flavored cheeses such as blue cheese or sharp cheddar also pair nicely with this wine.

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About Ferrari-Carano:

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.