Ferrari-Carano Reserve Chardonnay 2016
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.
|Region||California, Napa Valley, Carneros|
Wine SpectatorUnctuous, rich and buttery, with concentrated ripe pear, baked apple and pastry flavors that feature some tropical fruit accents. Silky finish. Drink now through 2021. 4,900 cases made.