FERRARI-CARANO 2017 CHARDONNAY SONOMA COAST
Double Gold, 96 points at the 2019 Sunset International Wine Competition.
This wine is comprised of grapes from 60 different vineyard lots in Sonoma County that are blended together to create one full-bodied, delicious Chardonnay.
This Chardonnay delights with aromas of pear, white peach, graham cracker, vanilla and buttercream, perfectly balanced by vibrant and refreshing flavors of Fuji apple, cinnamon and Meyer lemon. Lingering creamy and toasted oak notes round out the finish.
The 2017 season began with much-needed record rainfall during the winter months, followed by a mild spring. A very warm summer followed, including a scorching hot Labor Day heat spike and unusual rain in September, before it finally cooled off into fall. Overall it was a challenging harvest, but diligent attention in the vineyards led to the perfect blend of aromas and flavors that we desire in our wines. The last Chardonnay grapes were picked the beginning of October.