2007 Ferrari Carano Zinfandel Dry CreekZinfandel from United States
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"Deep purple in color with rich layers of fruit complexity, Ferrari- Carano’s Zinfandel boasts aromas of boysenberry and blueberry pie with hints of vanilla and baking spices. ...
"Deep purple in color with rich layers of fruit complexity, Ferrari- Carano’s Zinfandel boasts aromas of boysenberry and blueberry pie with hints of vanilla and baking spices. Concentrated fruit continues on the palate with juicy, sweet wild berries that linger well into a finish that is highlighted by smooth, silky tannins." -Winery
"This wine is primarily composed of Zinfandel, blended with small amounts of Petite Sirah and Carignane. Upon entering the winery, the hand-harvested grapes are destemmed, hand sorted and then whole berries are fermented in tank before pressing. Individual lots are moved to barrels, then blended and barrel aged in American and French oak for 16 months prior to bottling, and aged another five months prior to release."
"From our Estate Vineyard in Dry Creek Valley, the Zinfandel grapes are dry farmed in a complex, riverside clay loam soil that is rocky and deep, adding impressive depth and concentration of flavor intensity to the wine. A wet winter and spring set vine maturity back a few weeks from a typical year, followed by a very warm July and a temperate August and September that gave way to early rains in October. A late warming trend in October dried the vines out and perfectly concentrated the berries prior to harvest later in the month.
Dry Creek Valley is an inspired wine growing region, blessed with soil and climate that support many different Ferrari-Carano varietals at an equally high level of quality, including Sauvignon Blanc, Zinfandel and Petit Verdot. This beautiful valley, home to Ferrari-Carano's Estate winery, is only 16 miles long and two miles wide, but it boasts more than 6,000 acres of vines.
The climate reflects both coastal and inland influences. Like Alexander Valley to the east, Dry Creek Valley enjoys warm temperatures during July, August and September, the crucial ripening months of the growing season. And, like the Russian River Valley to the west, Dry Creek Valley experiences frequent later afternoon and evening cooling from coastal fog during the summer and early autumn. These two climatic influences combine to create overall moderate conditions under which the vines and fruit thrive best." -WINERY
|Taste||jam, blueberry, black pepper, cherry, plum, boysenberry, cranberry and licorice|
|Nose||candy, vanilla, oak, smoke, tar, musk and mushroom|