Ferrari Carano Tasting with Kimberly from the Winery

Tonight I was invited to a tasting of Ferrari Carano wines – 2012 Fume Blac, 2011 Bella Luce, 2011 Chardonnay, 2010 Siena, and 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon.  Let me first tell you that I prefer dry whites and sweet, full bodied reds when it comes to wine.  That being said, I walked away tonight with a bottle of the Fume Blac, the Bella Luce, and the Chardonnay.  All three of them are perfect sipping wines….and by sipping I mean walking in the front door and pouring myself a glass as I take off my shoes and turn on the radio every evening.

Here is a little info on my purchases:

Ferrari Carano Tasting with Kimberly from the Winery
 Ferrari-Carano wines are built on love and respect.  A love of the land, the grapes, the vines, and the people and animals that are all part of the wine-making process.
2012  Fume Blanc – This wine is a blend of Sauvignon Blanc grapes from various appellations in Sonoma County: Dry Creek, Alexander, Knights and Russian River Valleys.  Aromas of orange blossom, quince, white peach, Meyer lemon and mango complemented by flavors of pineapple, pear and guava. This wine has bright acidity, and crisp freshness from the cool, stainless steel tank fermentation, while the subtle oak character from barrel aging adds, body, complexity and depth.
2011  Bella Luce, Sonoma County – Their unique, proprietary, 2011 Bella Luce means “beautiful light” in Italian. Individual lots of white wine grape varieties, including Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Muscat Canelli, Gewürztraminer, Viognier, Pinot Blanc and Muscat Giallo.   Delicious layers of Muscat, honeydew, orange, lychee, pineapple, peach and apple, along with lingering floral notes, cream and vanilla.
2011 Chardonnay, Sonoma County – From vineyards in Alexander, Russian River, Carneros and Dry Creek Valleys. This full-bodied Chardonnay boasts delicious aromas of baked apple, marshmallow, pear, citrus and a hint of graham cracker, perfectly balanced by flavors of Fuji apple, lemon, vanilla and lingering, creamy toasted oak notes.
Every one I tried I liked better than the last.  I’m really excited about them.  In addition to the great tasting wine, Kimberly told me that the best time to visit Sonoma is in September.  Talk about awesome information.  I was planning a summer trip.  September sounds good to me!  She said that in September and October the grapes are being harvested and it’s beautiful.
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