Ferrari Carano Pinot Noir
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- 12/31/2022 19:31:19
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- PINOT NOIR
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Aromas of pretty raspberry, cherry, pomegranate, a touch of rose petal, and cola notes fill the senses followed by vibrant flavors of red fruits that jump out on the front palate, while the mid-palate turns to blackberry, plum and spice notes. The finish is fruit driven with lingering flavors of cherry and a spicy touch of toast.
The Pinot Noir grapes are hand harvested and hand sorted in the field. The grapes are cold soaked for two to three days to optimize fruit flavors and aromas, then fermented in small bins and stainless steel open-top tanks. Fermentors are punched down one to three times per day. Must is pressed off skins when dry and wine is then transferred to select French barrels to complete malolactic fermentation and ten months of ageing.
2014 was another drought year for California. We did have some rains in February followed by a warm spring which led to early bud break. A moderate growing season all year with warm days and cool nights led to an early harvest before the rains came in late September.
100% Pinot Noir
38% new French oak, 62% older French oak
Anderson Valley is an AVA inside Mendocino County. Scouts for Louis Roederer of Champagne were searching California to find a place with weather as dismal as Roeder's home in north eastern France. The valley consists of a brushy area carved by the Navarro River that gains steady elevation as it moves inland. Sheep and apples were the prime agricultural focus in the area before vines were introduced to the area in the 1970's. A few promising Gewurztraminers have come from the valley, otherwise the main grapes of the hilly area are chardonnay and pinot noir. Besides single variety wines, the traditional method sparkling wines have been hailed as some of America's best to date.