Blend: 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Syrah, 4% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot
The fruit for the 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon comes primarily
from mountain-grown fruit in Alexander Valley. Fog drifts over the tops of
the coastal mountains and burns off quickly in the morning sunshine,
resulting in a warm climate with almost full sun throughout the day – ideal
conditions for Ferrari-Carano's Cabernet Sauvignon mountain vineyards.
This is a powerful wine
with great finesse. It is a deep, glowing garnet color with a
concentrated nose of dark chocolate, black tea and ripe, juicy blackberry
and boysenberry fruit accompanied by toffee, caramel, and licorice flavors on
the palate. With a delicious, concentrated fruit entry, ripe, showy tannins
and a long finish, this wine will continue to improve with age.
The 2004 Ferrari-Carano Cabernet Sauvignon pairs well with roasted,
broiled or barbequed 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 this wine.