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Date Printed: 7/30/2014
Ferrari-Carano TreMonte Merlot 1997
Ferrari-Carano TreMonte Merlot 1997
(search item no. 13525)
Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 86 points
PRICE ON 7/30/2014: $28.79

Winemaker's Notes:

Our TreMonte Merlot is a complex, multi-dimensional wine with layered flavor components and a richness seldom found in Merlot. The shallow, rocky soils of our mountain vineyards are well suited to this Bordeaux variety, yielding only three-and-a-half tons per acre. The vines were planted on an east-facing slope at an elevation of 12,000 feet. This site provides a longer -than-usual growing season with extended hang time to ensure maximum fruit ripeness at harves time. Smooth and velvety in the mouth, this densely-colored wine balances rich concentrated fruit with supple, well-rounded tannins. French oak barrel aging adds its hint of spicy cinnamon and nutmeg undertones.
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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.