2018 Ferrari-Carano Tré Terre Chardonnay, Russian River Valley
This is a delicious, full-bodied Chardonnay with aromas and flavors of Meyer lemons, citrus, cinnamon apples, graham cracker, creamy marshmallow, apricot, lemon, brown sugar and maple spice. Tré Terre is a wine with bright fruit, nice acidity and a long, lingering finish.
Food Pairing Notes
This wine’s rich fruit component complements mildly-spiced vegetarian dishes and rich, creamy shellfish entrées. It also works well with veal, poultry, pasta and rice.
Russian River Valley, Sonoma County
33% new French oak, 67% older French oak
Each lot for this wine is hand harvested, whole-cluster pressed, then barrel fermented with native and cultured yeast. The wine completes 89% malolactic fermentation and is sur lee aged and stirred weekly for 5 months. The final blend was assembled in June, 2018, and the wine is barreled again in neutral oak until bottling, for a total of almost 15 months of barrel aging. All vineyard lots are treated separately until blending
2018 was a very good year with ideal weather conditions for the vines. Spring produced great set, and average rainfalls led to normal to above-normal 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.