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2012 Ferrari Carano Cabernet Sauvignon "Reserve"

Winery: Ferrari Carano

Vintage: 2012

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Reserve"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Region: Alexander Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $65

Cases produced: 3,938

KWG Score: 91.6 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: November 22, 2016

Wine Review: This midnight purple colored Cabernet from the Alexander Valley opens with a fragrant black currant bouquet. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, balanced and very fruit forward. The flavor profile is a ripe black cherry with notes of red raspberry and blueberry. I also detect hints of minerality and oak in the background. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins are sticky and build up in your mouth. This Cab would benefit from a tad more time in the cellar. If you can’t wait, decant it and enjoy it with a well marbled ribeye. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: Our 2012 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon comes from our Lookout Mountain ranch in Alexander Valley. This is a delicious wine with aromas and flavors of cinnamon, sage, mocha, tobacco, plum, wild berry, dried currants, mint and toasty nutmeg spice. With a viscous and full-bodied mid-palate, and structured, firm, gripping tannins, this wine has excellent depth and a finish that lingers with layers of fruit, spice and earthy elements.

Organic status: not organic

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