Ferrari-Carano Reserve Chardonnay 2013


SKU 11016


The grapes for Ferrari-Carano's Reserve Chardonnay come primarily from a single vineyard in Napa Valley's Carneros region. Comprised of four Chardonnay clones, this wine displays aromas of hazelnut, spice, ripe apple, orange blossom, fig and butter with elegant, upfront flavors of sweet pear, lemon and a lingering, toasted oak finish. The cooler climate of Carneros imparts delicacy and finesse to the wine, while the Alexander Valley component adds an intensely rich mouth-filling character. Aged in 44% new French oak and 56% older French oak, this has a lovely balance of oak, fruit and acidity.
Category White Wine
Country California
Region Napa Valley
Appellation Carneros
Brand Ferrari-Carano
Alcohol/vol 14.2%
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Wine AdvocateAnother winner in the white wines is the 2013 Chardonnay Reserve, which spends a surprising 16 months in French oak prior to being bottled. This has been another winner from Ferreri-Carano, and one can understand its popularity, given the tropical fruit, honeysuckle, beautiful purity of character, and medium to full-bodied flavors in the stunning delicious-factor that also comes into play with this wine. Drink it over the next 3-4 years.

Robert Parker