Ferrari-Carano Anderson Valley Pinot Noir 2016
This wine pairs perfectly with salmon, fowl and meat entrées like beef bourguignon or rack of lamb. During the holidays, pair our Pinot Noir with an herb-roasted turkey, gravy and cranberry sauce dinner, or other dishes like a fall harvest salad with butternut squash, pumpkin seeds, pecans and greens, sweet potatoes with walnuts, bread stuffing with herbs, sage, wild rice and giblets, and even roasted goose.
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Just-picked strawberries in tilled soil greet the nose in this expressive and sumptuous wine. Milk chocolate swathes the palate, further enhanced by cranberries and deep notes of crushed blueberries. The balance between acid and a buoyant mouthfeel make this red a sensual experience. Spice and sassafras lead to a long finish, where graphite makes an appearance.
Gorgeous in aroma and satisfying in flavor, this full-bodied wine shows great fruit concentration. Layers of dark berries and spice fill out the firm structure and give it depth. Editors’ Choice.
Surrounded by redwood forests and often blanketed in chilly, ocean fog, the Anderson Valley is one of California’s most picturesque appellations. During the growing season, moist, cool, late afternoon air flows in from the Pacific Ocean along the Navarro River and over the valley's golden, oak-studded hills. High and low temperatures can vary as much as 40 or 50 degrees within a single day, allowing for slow and gentle ripening of grapes, which will in turn create elegantly balanced wines.
The Anderson Valley is best known for Pinot Noir made in a range of styles from delicate and floral to powerful and concentrated. Chardonnay also shines here, and both varieties are often utilized for the production of some of California’s best traditional method sparkling wines. The region also draws inspiration from Alsace and produces excellent Riesling, Gewürztraminer, Pinot Blanc and Pinot Gris.