Ferrari-Carano

Sonoma County Merlot

8.9250 ratings
8.913 pro ratings
Sonoma County, California, USA
Merlot
Beef, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, Exotic Spices, Lamb, White Rice, Baking Spices, Herbs, Pasta, Chicken, Mushrooms, Pungent Cheese, Turkey, Tomato-Based, Soft Cheese, Pork, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Duck, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Sipping Fine Wine

Family-owned and operated since 1985, from a small, 30-acre plot of grapes to the present 20 estate vineyards, Don and Rhonda Carano's success is based on their commitment to quality. Tried this about a test ago, consistent notes. Dark fruit aromas with cedar and spice notes. On the palate, Blueberry and Plum flavors, a bit jammy, with espresso and cacao tones. Medium body, soft tannins, nice balance on lingering finish. Great value!

Family-owned and operated since 1985, from a small, 30-acre plot of grapes to the present 20 estate vineyards, Don and Rhonda Carano's success is based on their commitment to quality. Tried this about a test ago, consistent notes. Dark fruit aromas with cedar and spice notes. On the palate, Blueberry and Plum flavors, a bit jammy, with espresso and cacao tones. Medium body, soft tannins, nice balance on lingering finish. Great value!

Nov 30th, 2018
Sipping Fine Wine

Family-owned and operated since 1985, from a small, 30-acre plot of grapes to the present 20 estate vineyards, Don and Rhonda Carano's success is based on their commitment to quality. Select lots of grapes are chosen from their vineyards in Sonoma County to create this medium-bodied Merlot. Dark fruit aromas with cedar and spice notes. Palate shows Blueberry and Plum flavors with coffee, oak and cacao notes. Medium body, soft tannins, nice balance on lingering finish. Great value!

Family-owned and operated since 1985, from a small, 30-acre plot of grapes to the present 20 estate vineyards, Don and Rhonda Carano's success is based on their commitment to quality. Select lots of grapes are chosen from their vineyards in Sonoma County to create this medium-bodied Merlot. Dark fruit aromas with cedar and spice notes. Palate shows Blueberry and Plum flavors with coffee, oak and cacao notes. Medium body, soft tannins, nice balance on lingering finish. Great value!

Dec 10th, 2017
Michael Chelus

Raspberry preserves, cherry cola, blackberry, vanilla, eucalyptus, oak and licorice. Good structure and soft tannins.

Raspberry preserves, cherry cola, blackberry, vanilla, eucalyptus, oak and licorice. Good structure and soft tannins.

Aug 4th, 2017
Steven Watson

Everything I want in a merlot.

Everything I want in a merlot.

2 people found it helpfulJan 25th, 2016
Dr. Owen Bargreen

The 2009 Merlot by Ferrari Carano has aged gracefully since its release eight years ago. On the nose, lighter herbal undertones mingle with black tea, dark currants and shades of red cherry tomato that are all neatly woven together in the glass. Soft, with a silky texture, the Merlot delivers ripe black fruits that combine with chocolate covered red cherry and Asian spices. Showing really good tension considering its age, this beautiful wine will cellar well over the next five to seven years. Drink 2019-2025- 91

The 2009 Merlot by Ferrari Carano has aged gracefully since its release eight years ago. On the nose, lighter herbal undertones mingle with black tea, dark currants and shades of red cherry tomato that are all neatly woven together in the glass. Soft, with a silky texture, the Merlot delivers ripe black fruits that combine with chocolate covered red cherry and Asian spices. Showing really good tension considering its age, this beautiful wine will cellar well over the next five to seven years. Drink 2019-2025- 91

1 person found it helpfulAug 27th, 2019
Bob Bryden

Founder The Lake Sommelier, LLC, Author Wine Talk

8.8

Ripe, almost jammy red fruit with a little minty chocolate and a slight whiff of cinnamon. Satisfying and pleasant.

Ripe, almost jammy red fruit with a little minty chocolate and a slight whiff of cinnamon. Satisfying and pleasant.

1 person found it helpfulDec 5th, 2016
Kenneth Douglas

Drinks like a cab. Not over powering. Flavorful w/a clean finish.

Drinks like a cab. Not over powering. Flavorful w/a clean finish.

1 person found it helpfulJun 13th, 2016
Terry Pierce

Smooth, relaxing, mellow

Smooth, relaxing, mellow

1 person found it helpfulNov 11th, 2014
Sipping Fine Wine

Family-owned and operated since 1985, from a small, 30-acre plot of grapes to the present 20 estate vineyards, Don and Rhonda Carano's success is based on their commitment to quality. Dark fruit aromas with cedar and spice notes. Blueberry and Plum flavors with espresso and cacao grace the palate. Medium body, soft tannins, nice balance on lingering finish. Great value!
Select lots of grapes are chosen from their vineyards in Sonoma County to create this beautifully-balanced and medium-bodied Merlot.

Family-owned and operated since 1985, from a small, 30-acre plot of grapes to the present 20 estate vineyards, Don and Rhonda Carano's success is based on their commitment to quality. Dark fruit aromas with cedar and spice notes. Blueberry and Plum flavors with espresso and cacao grace the palate. Medium body, soft tannins, nice balance on lingering finish. Great value!
Select lots of grapes are chosen from their vineyards in Sonoma County to create this beautifully-balanced and medium-bodied Merlot.

May 2nd, 2017
Mark Salinas

Owner World and Wine Getaways

9.5

This is a superb Sonoma Merlot from Ferrari Carano. Is it a medium bodied wine with rich berries on the nose and palette. There is also some spice on the palette with a smooth lingering finish. Highly recommended.

This is a superb Sonoma Merlot from Ferrari Carano. Is it a medium bodied wine with rich berries on the nose and palette. There is also some spice on the palette with a smooth lingering finish. Highly recommended.

Jun 6th, 2015