Ferrari-Carano Tresor 2016
Ferrari-Carano's finest blend of the five classic Bordeaux varietals – Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Petit Verdot, Merlot and Cabernet Franc – from the best selections of our vineyards in Alexander, Napa, Dry Creek and Russian River Valleys. Silky, elegant and vibrant with aromas of dried blueberry, dark plum, chocolate, toffee and a subtle hint of licorice leading to flavors of caramel, black cherry, pomegranate with a hint of molasses on the lingering finish.
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Aromas of sweet red fruit, rosemary and ground spice. Full-bodied with fine tannins. Very smoky on the palate. Concentrated and intense, but with some nuance. The acidity is clear and steady, allowing for good definition of the rich, dark flavors. Drink or hold. 71% cabernet sauvignon, 10% malbec, 8% petit verdot, 6% merlot and 5% cabernet franc.
This leads with 71% Cabernet Sauvignon, blending in handfuls of Malbec, Petit Verdot, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Tobacco, cedar and oak ride a burly, full-bodied core of soft, round tannins that lengthen on the finish.
Home to a diverse array of smaller AVAs with varied microclimates and soil types, Sonoma County has something for every wine lover. Physically twice as large as Napa Valley, the region only produces about half the amount of wine but boasts both tremendous quality and variety. With its laid-back atmosphere and down-to-earth attitude, the wineries of Sonoma are appreciated by wine tourists for their friendliness and approachability. The entire county intends to become a 100% sustainable winegrowing region by 2019.
Sonoma County wines are produced with carefully selected grape varieties to reflect the best attributes of their sites—Dry Creek Valley’s consistent sunshine is ideal for Zinfandel, while the warm Alexander Valley is responsible for rich, voluptuous red wines like Cabernet Sauvignon. Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are important throughout the county, most notably in the cooler AVAs of Russian River, Sonoma Coast and Carneros. Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot and Syrah have also found a firm footing here.
One of the world’s most classic and popular styles of red wine, Bordeaux-inspired blends have spread from their homeland in France to nearly every corner of the New World. Typically based on either Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot and supported by Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot, the best of these are densely hued, fragrant, full of fruit and boast a structure that begs for cellar time. Somm Secret—Blends from Bordeaux are generally earthier compared to those from the New World, which tend to be fruit-dominant.