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.
Winemaker Notes... Vibrant aromas of black cherry, plum, cardamom, cedar, sage and sandalwood spice awaken the senses, while full-bodied flavours of liquorice, leather, cocoa, vanilla and toasty caramel generously fill the palate. Lingering notes of toasty leather round out the finish.
This Cabernet Sauvignon pairs well with roasted, broiled or barbecued game and red meats such as lamb and beef, as well as pork and veal. Medium and strong flavoured cheeses, such as blue cheese or sharp cheddar, also pair nicely with this wine.
90 Points Wine Enthusiast... Tightly wound tannin and generous oak support up-front blackberry and cocoa powder in this full-bodied, powerful wine. Aged in a mix of French and Eastern European oak, much of it older, it is soft, supple and accessible.