Ferrari-Carano 2019 Fume Blanc, North Coast


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One of the first two wines Ferrari-Carano ever made over 35 years ago. This year’s Fume Blanc is a blend of 100% Sauvignon Blanc grapes from various appellations in Sonoma County-Dry Creek, Alexander, Russian River and Knights Valleys -along with grapes from carefully selected vineyards in Mendocino and Lake counties. When the grapes arrive at the winery, each lot is gently crushed and pressed into stainless steel tanks for 48 hours of cold settling. The juice is either transferred to stainless steel tanks or older French oak barrels for fermentation. The wine in barrels is sur lie aged and stirred every other week for two months, then blended and bottled. Overall the wine aged 64% in stainless steel tanks, 36% in older French oak barrels. This wine has delicious aromas and flavors of grapefruit, lemon grass, lychee, pear, citrus, orange blossom, peach and a touch of minerality. The Fumé Blanc has bright acidity and crisp freshness from the cool, stainless steel tank fermentation,…


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