About Ferrari-Carano 2018 Chardonnay, Sonoma
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.
The grapes are destemmed, pressed, then cold settled in stainless steel tanks before moving to barrels for fermentation. Aged separately in 24% new French oak, 76% older French oak, the wine completes 90% malolactic fermentation, then is sur lee aged and stirred every two weeks until final blending in April, followed by bottling in June.
This Chard was awarded Double Gold in the 2020 Sonoma County Harvest Fair and Gold, 91 Points in the 2020 Sunset International Wine Competition. It shows aromas of citrus, white peach, orange blossom, vanilla, graham cracker and butter perfectly balanced by vibrant and refreshing flavors of Meyer lemon, minerality, cinnamon and pears. Lingering creamy and toasted oak notes round out the finish.