Ferrari-Carano

Reserve Napa Valley Carneros Chardonnay

9.215 ratings
9.12 pro ratings
Carneros, North Coast, California, USA
Chardonnay
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces
Top Notes For
Sipping Fine Wine

Family-owned and operated since 1985. Grapes sourced from several Napa Valley Carneros vineyards, aromas of ripe fruits & sweet spice and smoke. On the palate complex fruit of apple, pear and peach with cinnamon and vanilla yielding to toasty oak. Plenty of French oak aging, maybe too much. Big buttery oak finish ending a bit bold, however much better than the 2012 vintage (last reserve I tried). For $10+ less, their Alexander Valley Chard from a cooler climate showed more finesse, one of my Fav’s.

Family-owned and operated since 1985. Grapes sourced from several Napa Valley Carneros vineyards, aromas of ripe fruits & sweet spice and smoke. On the palate complex fruit of apple, pear and peach with cinnamon and vanilla yielding to toasty oak. Plenty of French oak aging, maybe too much. Big buttery oak finish ending a bit bold, however much better than the 2012 vintage (last reserve I tried). For $10+ less, their Alexander Valley Chard from a cooler climate showed more finesse, one of my Fav’s.

Mar 19th, 2018
Hanna R

A superb Chardonnay. Crisp, balanced, fruity without being thick or noxious. Exquisite on its own and surprisingly versatile with everything from charcuterie to spicy foods - even in mid-winter. From dp’s cellars.

A superb Chardonnay. Crisp, balanced, fruity without being thick or noxious. Exquisite on its own and surprisingly versatile with everything from charcuterie to spicy foods - even in mid-winter. From dp’s cellars.

Feb 16th, 2020
Manuel Costa

Smoothest chard. No after burn. Apple-buttery. Refreshing and nicceee.

Smoothest chard. No after burn. Apple-buttery. Refreshing and nicceee.

Apr 22nd, 2018
Mike Davenport

Round, medium to full body. Oak is present but not overstated. Creamy lingering finish.

Round, medium to full body. Oak is present but not overstated. Creamy lingering finish.

Nov 24th, 2017
Bill Schallert

Vanilla. Creamy. Rich and intense. A bit of apple and hazelnut. Lovely wine.

Vanilla. Creamy. Rich and intense. A bit of apple and hazelnut. Lovely wine.

Oct 15th, 2017
Bill Schallert

Ripe flavors. Rich, intense and creamy vanilla. Oak flavor. French oak.

Ripe flavors. Rich, intense and creamy vanilla. Oak flavor. French oak.

Sep 4th, 2017
Robert W

Great wine with the bro and sis in law.

Great wine with the bro and sis in law.

Mar 12th, 2017
Brent S

Brent had this 2 years ago

Brent had this 2 years ago

Mar 30th, 2018
Peck

Peck had this 5 months ago

Peck had this 5 months ago

Nov 9th, 2019
Ronald Wanglin

Ronald had this 2 years ago

Ronald had this 2 years ago

Aug 18th, 2018