4 Affordable Ferrari-Carano Wines!

Have you ever found yourself intimidated by a celebrated brand or company? This is often the case when that prestige becomes a household name. One example is the esteemed Ferrari-Carano Wines [pronounced fair-rah-ee kuh-rah-no] and its stable of critically acclaimed wines. Since 1985 Ferrari-Carano Wines have been producing truly delicious wines despite the common misconception that their wines have to be pricey and are probably unaffordable to the common wine lover.

This couldn’t be further from the truth! You see if you visit the Ferrari website or winery, owner & founder Don Carano himself states, “The bottom line is quality without compromise. This is a commitment we feel is reflected in every bottle of our wine.” So, just because Ferrari Carano is dedicated to producing great wines, this doesn’t mean they’re all expensive or considered exclusive. In fact, we’re going to share with you four delicious wines that can be purchased for under $35, while giving your supermarket special wines a run for their money, especially when considering the best bang for your buck! So what are these wines?

2011 Ferrari-Carano Siena Sangiovese - thegrape.com


Wine #1!

Ferrari-Carano Siena Sangiovese 2011

Wine critics and casual drinkers believe this Sangiovese red wine is an up and coming star and it’s priced around $26. Its aromas of cinnamon, vanilla and cherry give wine tasters an introduction of great delight. Likewise, an outpouring of juicy flavors, which include fresh picked blackberries, cola, cinnamon, cherry, vanilla, roasted marshmallow and caramel, blend with velvety smooth tannins to deliver a Ferrari Carano wine tasting experience that has depth and delight!

Food Pairings for this Ferrari-Carano Sangiovese: An Asian Duck Salad, Chicken Cacciatore or a Provolone Panini with Prosciutto and Rosemary Roasted Peppers.


2011 Ferrari-Carano Fume Blanc - THEGRAPE

Wine #2!

Ferrari-Carano Fume Blanc 2013

This white wine is made from 100% Sonoma County Sauvignon grapes and is priced around $16. Its aromas of white peach, orange blossom, pear and mango are delightfully enticing to the nose. The Ferrari Carano Fume Blanc is a deliciously smooth wine that is very fruit forward and includes flavors of grapefruit, peach, pear and citrus. The combination of zesty notes delivers a wine tasting experience that’s come of age and is delightfully refreshing to drink.

Food Pairings for this Ferrari-Carano Fume Blanc: A Seafood Salad Sandwich, Veal Scalopini or Chicken Enchiladas with Green Sauce.


2012 Ferrari-Carano Chardonnay - thegrape.com

Wine #3!

Ferrari-Carano Chardonnay 2012

The Ferrari Carano Chardonnay is a full-bodied white wine with aromatics of apple, citrus, pear and marshmallow. These charming aromas will pleasantly surprise your nose, while the perfectly balanced flavors of peach, lemon, hazelnut and creamy toasted oak delight your palate. Because this Chardonnay from Ferrari Carano is so robust it can stand-alone but also pairs perfectly with food.

Food Pairings for this Ferrari-Carano Chardonnay: Steamed Clams or “Steamers”, Grilled Chicken Kabobs or Grilled Swordfish with Banana Papaya Salsa.


2011 Ferrari-Carano Cabernet Sauvignon - thegrape.com

And Last But Not Least… Wine #4!

Ferrari-Carano Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

This smooth and supple Cabernet Sauvignon from Ferrari Carano is an all around great delight at $35. It starts on the nose with its mountainous aromas of mineral and cedar and transitions to fresh scents of blackberry and spice. These familiar aromas tempt the senses and make way for its delicious combination of flavors. Upon first taste, clove, mocha, black tea and wild berry gratify the palate, while secondary flavors of caramel and chocolate fuse with velvety smooth tannins to make you smile from ear to ear. It’s not intentional; it’s just what they do!

Food pairings for this Ferrari-Carano Cabernet Sauvignon: A Pot Roasted Pheasant, Home Made Chili with Smoked Sausage or a delicious Prime Rib with Herb Roasted Potatoes.


We here at The Grape hope you’ve enjoyed this article and are no longer afraid to buy Ferrari Carano wine. Now of course like any winery they do have more expensive and even exclusive wines, but the intention of this article is to show you that, (a) you needn’t be intimidated by a well-known winery like Ferrari-Carano, and (b) their wines are meant to be enjoyed by everyone. If you’d like to see a follow up to this article or any other article on www.thegrape.com please email us at info@thegrape.com. Cheers!


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