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2011 Ferrari Carano Merlot "Sonoma County"

Ferrari Carano 2011 Merlot

Winery: Ferrari Carano

Vintage: 2011

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Sonoma County"

Wine Category: Merlot

Grape blend: 91% Merlot & 9% Cabernet Sauvignon

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Sonoma County

State or country: CA

Price: $25

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 87.5 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: August 19, 2014

Wine Review: This dark ruby colored Merlot from Ferrari Carano opens with a mild blackberry bouquet with hints of pomegranate and campfire. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, and easy to drink. The flavor profile is a gentle black cherry with notes of old vanilla oak and a touch of black currant and black pepper. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins are sticky. The panel suggested pairing this wine with meatloaf or Italian braciole. Enjoy – KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: Select lots of grapes are chosen from our vineyards in Sonoma County to create this beautifully-balanced and full-bodied 2011 Ferrari-Carano Merlot. This is a velvety wine with a complex nose of blueberry pie, raspberry jam, cedar, vanilla and spice. A fleshy and generous mouthfeel is followed by notes of bittersweet chocolate, clove and toffee. This wine has full, generous tannins that coat the palate, impressive length and lasting acidity. The fruit forward, easy drinking qualities of our Merlot make it the perfect wine to pair with any red meat course, Italian entrees, and roasted or grilled fragrantly-spiced poultry dishes.

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