Red Wines    Cabernet Sauvignon    Sonoma County    California   
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Date Printed: 4/19/2014
Ferrari-Carano Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
Ferrari-Carano Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
(search item no. 109254)
The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 4/19/2014: $27.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This wine is composed of primarily Cabernet Sauvignon, blended with small amounts of Syrah and Petit Verdot. The hand harvested grapes enter the gravity flow winery and are hand sorted, then whole berries are gravity fed into tanks for fermenting before pressing. Individual lots are moved to barrels for malolactic fermentation, then blended and barrel aged for 18 months and aged an additional nine months in bottle, allowing for the perfect balance of fruit, tannin and oak.

Our Ferrari-Carano Cabernet Sauvignon pairs well with roasted, broiled or barbecued 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 Cabernet Sauvignon.

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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.