27 May Wine Wednesday: Ferrari-Carano Siena 2011 ($24)
This Week In Red Wine Reviews: Ferrari-Carano Siena 2011 ($24) – Click 2 Buy Wine
“Offers ripe flavors of black currants, licorice, mocha and black pepper, with hints of raisins.” – Wine Enthusiast
Wine Ratings & Awards
2014 Wine Enthusiast – 90 Points
2014 THEGRAPE Grape Certified – Gold Medal
For the 2011 Ferrari-Carano Siena, grapes were selected from Sonoma County’s Alexander, Dry Creek and Russian River Valley wine regions. This blended wine showcases the essence of the Italian heritage in Ferrari-Carano wines.
A beautifully balanced, medium-bodied wine, Ferrari-Carano’s acclaimed, Siena 2011, allures its audience with aromas and flavors of, fresh blackberries, cola, cinnamon, cherry pie and vanilla bean. Combined with notes of sweet oak, spice, roasted marshmallow, caramel and vanilla, the various flavors complement and linger on the palate. Appreciate harmonious soft textured tannins that coat the mouth with viscosity, and depth and lead up to a brilliant finish.
Enjoy this wine now or store for another year. If you plan to open a bottle tonight or later this week, we strongly recommend pairing this bottle of wine with a juicy grilled skirt steak with cherry barbecue sauce or relish crostini prosciutto with fig jam and goat cheese; if you’re in the mood for seafood enjoy THEGRAPE Pasta Pescatore or an authentic Neopolitan Italian pizza.
Wine Region: Sonoma County, California
Wine Grapes: Sangiovese, Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon
Style: Medium-bodied, Complex, Flavorful & Smooth
Drinks Like: Castello di Amorosa Il Brigante 2010 ($35), Bacio Divino Cellars Pazzo 2012 ($37)
Food & Wine Pairings: Pasta Pescatore – View Recipe
Pure (Red) Gold!
Aroma & Flavor
Grape Certified Gold
This easy-to-drink Ferrari-Carano Siena 2011 red wine blend is perfect for a homemade Italian meal or the following recipes listed below. This medium-bodied wine is full of depth and layered flavors that continue to unfold in your mouth and seduce the palate. Experience aromas and flavors of ripe cherry, dark berry, cinnamon sticks with traces of vanilla, and oak with a nice balanced finish. Don’t wait, enjoy this Grape Certified Gold wine tonight.