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2018 Ferrari-Carano Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley (Magnum 1.5L)

2018 Ferrari-Carano Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley (Magnum 1.5L)

91 points, Wine & Spirits
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SKU: 1356186PKFC

This beautiful, 90-point Cabernet Sauvignon Magnum is perfect for special occasions or larger gatherings with family and friends. 

This wine is full-bodied with layers of wild blackberry, spiced plum, molasses, sage and a hint of white peppercorn. Silky smooth tannins and a touch of cinnamon linger on the finish.

Ratings

91 points, Wine & Spirits “There’s an effortless feel to this cherry-red cabernet, its fruit-forward style bringing notes of violets and purple grape gentleness. Touched by the caramelized sweetness of oak and smooth, cherry-pit tannins, this is a quiet wine for steak.” —J.G

Winemaker Notes

2018 was a very good year with ideal weather conditions for the vines. Spring produced great set, and average rainfall led to good yields. Consistently warm temperatures during the summer months without any drastic heat spikes or rain events allowed for longer “hang time” for the grapes, which led to fully ripe flavors.

Food Pairing Notes

Our Cabernet Sauvignon pairs well with roasted, broiled, or barbecued game and red meats such as lamb and beef, as well as pork and veal. Medium and strong-flavored cheeses, such as blue cheese or sharp cheddar, also pair nicely with this wine.

Composition

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine Specs

Vintage
2018
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Alexander Valley
Acid
5.4 g/L
pH
3.85
Aging
19 months in French oak, 56% new
Bottling Date
July 23, 2020
Alcohol %
14.5

Production Notes

Upon entering the winery, the hand-harvested grapes are destemmed and cold soaked for 5 days. Following the cold soak, yeast is added and pumpovers commence, one to two times daily, for the duration of primary fermentation. The wine is drained and pressed, then moved to barrels for malolactic fermentation, remaining in individual lots until blending and bottling. The wine completes a total of 19 months barrel aging in wine caves, allowing for the perfect balance of fruit, tannin and oak.

Vineyard Notes

The grapes for this wine come from one of our mountain vineyards, LookOut Ranch. Sitting at the junction of Alexander, Knights and Chalk Hill Appellations, this property ranges in elevation from 500 to 1,400 feet.