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Date Printed: 9/20/2014
Ferrari-Carano Fume Blanc 2008
Ferrari-Carano Fume Blanc 2008
(search item no. 98605)
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The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
PRICE ON 9/20/2014: $14.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 90 points
2011 Tasting Panel rating: 91 points
2004 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
1998 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Zesty flavors and aromas of orange blossom, grapefruit and lemon mingle with a subtle mineral note that is complemented by a lingering finish of guava and pineapple in the Ferrari-Carano 2008 Fumé Blanc. Aged partially in stainless steel and older French Oak gives this wine a crisp freshness and a subtle oak character that adds great complexity and depth.

The 2008 Fume Blanc pairs well with simple seafood and poultry dishes, and also holds up nicely with white meats such as veal and pork. The wine has lively flavors that go well with spicy and ethnic cuisines such as Japanese, Vietnamese, Thai, Chinese, Korean, Mexican and Southwestern dishes.

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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.