Wine Wednesday: Ferrari-Carano Chardonnay 2012 ($26)

2012 Ferrari-Carano Chardonnay - thegrape.com

This Week In White Wine Reviews: Ferrari-Carano Chardonnay 2012 ($26) – Click Here 2 Buy Wine

“There are lots of buttered toast and popcorn flavors in this Chardonnay, but the underlying tropical fruits and pears are strong enough to stand up to them.” – Wine Enthusiast

 

Wine Ratings & Awards

2014 Wine Enthusiast – 90 Points

2014 THEGRAPE Grape Certified – Silver Medal

 

Wine Review

The wine region of Sonoma is truly breathtaking and encompasses lush, fertile lots of wine. For the 2012 Ferrari-Carano Chardonnay, grapes were selected from the famed wine regions of, Alexander, Carneros, Dry Creek and Russian River Valley. The 2012 vintage was a good year with excellent weather conditions for the vines. The grapes experienced a combination of average rainfall and consistent warm weather into the summer months, which helped the grapes mature nicely, and showcase fully ripe flavors.

The applauded 2012 Ferrari-Carano Chardonnay embodies a delightful, full-bodied wine with tart fruity aromas of apple, citrus and pear notes that mingle with sweet marshmallow. Consistent with its aromas, the flavors are pronounced and lively – showcasing elements of quince, lemon, peach and hazelnut with lingering, creamy toasted oak notes, offering a clean finish.

Drink now! We recommend pairing a bottle with savory meals, such as herb butter roasted chicken or a lobster BLT. If you’re in the mood for pasta, check out the fettuccine Alfredo with shrimp recipe link below or enjoy vegan ratatouille casserole – all are truly delish and complement this lovely white wine perfectly!

 

Wine Region: Sonoma County, California

Wine Grapes: 100% Chardonnay

Style: Full-bodied & Creamy

Drinks Like: Beringer Private Reserve Chardonnay 2012 ($45), Shafer Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay Carneros 2012 ($55)

 

Food & Wine Pairings: Lobster BLT – Click Here For Recipe

Lobster Bacon Lettuce and Tomato Sandwich - THEGRAPE

 

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Grape Certified Silver

Perfect for a weekly get-together with friends or family while enjoying great food! The juicy aromas will pique the curiosity of your palate. Enjoy crisp green apples, quince, ripe peach, and lemony flavors as they wash the palate and finish off on a creamy toasted note. Enjoy now or over the holidays this year, this Grape Certified Silver wine is a great bargain!

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