About Ferrari Carano 2019 Chardonnay, Tre Terre, Russian River Valley
This is the latest release of Ferrari Carano's Tre Terre Chardonnay. The 2016 was #36 on Wine Spectator's Top 100 Wines of 2018!! Ferrari-Carano has always been a leading producer of world-class, nationally-acclaimed wines. Vintage after vintage, the wines exhibit a remarkable consistency of style and elegance. To produce this Tre Terre Chard each lot is whole-cluster pressed, then cold settled in stainless steel tanks, and within 24 hours is moved directly to barrels for fermentation with native and cultured yeast. The wine completes 91% malolactic fermentation and is sur lie aged and stirred weekly for 4.5 months. The final blend was assembled in June 2020, and the wine is barreled again in neutral oak until bottling, for a total of almost 15.5 months of barrel aging.
This wine received a Gold Medal in the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition.
Wine Enthusiast Magazine scored this 93 points saying "This deep-gold colored wine is also deep in fruit and oak-spice flavors, layering rich toasted walnut and almond accents over poached pear and butterscotch flavors. The wine shows a handsome maturity, all mellow, warm and nutty."
Wine Spectator scored this 90 points saying "This big white is filled with ripe richness to the concentrated apple pastry and pear tart flavors. Open-textured midpalate, with a plush and well-spiced finish."