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2012 Ferrari Carano US Red Blend "Tresor"

Winery: Ferrari Carano

Vintage: 2012

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Tresor"

Wine Category: US Red Blend

Grape blend: 71% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Petit Verdot, 7% Malbec, 7% Merlot, & 6% Cabernet Franc

Region: Sonoma County

State or country: CA

Price: $52

Cases produced: 7,500

KWG Score: 90.7 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: March 1, 2016

Wine Review: This opaque and dark red colored blend opens with a fragrant ripe blackberry and cassis like bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium to full bodied, rich and concentrated. The flavor profile is an extracted blackberry and mineral blend with notes of black licorice. I also detected a hint of acai berry and oak in the background. The finish is dry and its flavors linger and last for quite a while. This fruit bomb will pair well with sharp cheddar cheese by the fireplace this winter. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: Ferrari-Carano presents its finest blend of the five classic Bordeaux varietals – Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot –from the best selections of our vineyards in Alexander and Dry Creek Valleys. Aptly named "Tresor" for "treasure," the grapes are hand harvested from low-yielding vines primarily on our mountain vineyards. Vibrant aromas and flavors of blackberry jam, cassis, cedar, anise, blueberry, spiced rum, coffee and caramel combine with a full, rich mid-palate with considerable, round tannins. This wine’s upfront silkiness and roundness make for a delicious selection now and will drink well for 15—20 years. Tresor complements lamb, beef and duck dishes that are roasted or braised.

Organic status: not organic

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