FC NV CabSauv

Ferrari-Carano Cabernet Sauvignon

93 Points – James Suckling

The grapes for this full‐bodied Ferrari‐Carano Cabernet Sauvignon come primarily from our mountain ranches in Alexander Valley, Sonoma County.

APPELLATION: Sonoma County

GRAPE: 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Syrah, 9% Petit Verdot, 1% mixed reds

COOPERAGE: 19 months is French oak, 30% new

BOTTLED: July 2023

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This wine is full-bodied with layers of plum, cedar, sage and smoky leather. Elegant, round tannins and a touch of vanilla with toasty caramel linger on the finish.


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.


Upon entering the winery, the hand-harvested grapes are destemmed and cold soaked for 3 days. Following the cold soak, yeast is added and pump overs 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 18 months barrel aging, allowing for the perfect balance of fruit, tannin and oak.


Although we experienced an unusually rainy period in April, drought conditions in Sonoma county continued in 2021, with most of the annual precipitation landing in October and December, 2020. Spring temperatures were cooler, with bud break occurring one week later than average, while summer temperatures were above average with less nightly fog and cloud cover. With minimal irrigation, the grapes were ready for harvesting near the average pick dates for Bordeaux varieties.