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Date Printed: 4/18/2015
Ferrari-Carano Chardonnay 1997
Ferrari-Carano Chardonnay 1997
(search item no. 7841)
Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 4/18/2015: $25.19

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Winemaker George Bursick is a fanatic about making this wine into one smooth, delicious drinking experience. Rich, ripe grapes bursting with flavor are harvested from our own vineyards in Alexander Valley, then fermented in small French oak barrels to add notes of toast and vanilla to the silky wine. If Chardonnay were a "girl," she would be Grace Kelly, clean and blonde and well-cheekboned. No matter what role Grace Kelly played, she always had that look about her.
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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.