2006 Ferrari Carano Cabernet Sauvignon "Alexander Valley"
Winery: Ferrari Carano
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Alexander Valley"
Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon
Grape blend: 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Syrah, & 7% Petit Verdot
Region: Alexander Valley
State or country: CA
Cases produced: 20,000
KWG Score: 88.3 (based on 3 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)
Review date: November 3, 2009
Wine Review: This dark ruby colored Cab is not overly complex, but we thought it was a solid offering. It opens with a fragrant dried cranberry and spicy blackberry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, smooth, and really coats your mouth. The flavor profile is a mild black currant with spicy blackberry and blueberry mixed in. There were notes of mild oak noted on the back palate as well. The finish is dry and its building tannins are rather pronounced and linger. This Cab needs a little time to completely come together. In the near term serve it with a pot roast. Enjoy – Ken
Winemaker Notes: The fruit for our 2006 Ferrari-Carano Cabernet Sauvignon comes primarily from mountain-grown fruit in Alexander Valley. With aromas of blackberry syrup, boysenberry, spicy black currant, espresso, and caramel, this wine delights with rich, delicious flavors of Bing cherry, chocolate, toffee, and anise. A delicious mid-palate, excellent depth and showy tannins characterize this lovely Cabernet Sauvignon. Our 2006 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 Cabernet Sauvignon.
Organic status: not organic
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