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Date Printed: 7/22/2014
Ferrari-Carano Merlot 2009
Ferrari-Carano Merlot 2009
(search item no. 111544)

PRICE ON 7/22/2014: $22.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 86 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Select lots of grapes are chosen from our vineyards in Sonoma County to create this beautifully-balanced and full-bodied 2009 Ferrari-Carano Merlot. This is a velvety wine with a complex nose of cinnamon candy, cherry cola, blackberry preserves, and exotic spices. A juicy, slightly viscous and rich mouthfeel is followed by notes of bittersweet chocolate, mocha and tobacco. This wine has full, generous tannins that coat the palate, impressive length and lasting acidity.

The fruit forward, easy drinking qualities of our Merlot make it the perfect wine to pair with any red meat course, Italian entrée, and roasted or grilled fragrantly-spiced poultry 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.