Posts Tagged Ferrari-Carano

2016 Marche Bacchus Lunch Series has Auspicious Debut

By Glen Frederiksen For several years, we at Wine Lines Online have touted the quality and value of the Marche Bacchus wine events – Saturday tastings at the bar, winery dinners, and wine sampling luncheons. Still, you never know whether the... Read more

Weather Got You Down? Remembering Spring at Ferrari-Carano

Ferrari-Carano has been delighting wine drinkers for decades now, with an ever evolving roster of world-class bottlings from Sonoma County and beyond. It has come a long way since we first visited the facility on the day it opened — from a... Read more

2013 Ferrari-Carano Fumé Blanc, Sonoma County

At its inception 30 years ago, Ferrari-Carano quickly established a reputation as a producer of world-class Chardonnay. Those of us who visited the winery back then found the Sauvignon Blanc bottlings to be similarly outstanding. Today, the yearly... Read more

Lazy Creek Vineyards: A New Chapter Begins Under the Caranos’ Stewardship

By Bob Johnson The last time I’d been to Lazy Creek Vineyards, an elderly gentleman named Hans Kobler was the owner, winemaker and chief barrel washer. And I recall that his wife did everything else. It was a “family” winery in every sense... Read more

2012 Lazy Creek Vineyards Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley

This gorgeous wine is translucent dark ruby in color, with an uplifted nose of bright cherry and berry, mint, cedar and menthol. The fruit really pops in the mouth, with a good palate entry and a mild, integrated grip at the end. As the wine opens... Read more

2012 Ferrari-Carano ‘Middleridge Ranch’ Pinot Noir, Mendocino Ridge

Wines made from a single winegrape clone, while not necessarily one-dimensional, tend to be less interesting than multi-clone cuvees. This came to mind after tasting this bottling from Ferrari-Carano’s Middleridge Ranch, which is planted to two... Read more

2012 Ferrari-Carano ‘Sky High Ranch’ Pinot Noir, Mendocino Ridge

Translucent pale ruby in hue, with a perfumed nose of plum blossoms, red berry, cough drop, cedar and a sharp citric note. The wine starts out smooth in the mouth, picking up a hint of licorice and some earthiness. A solid companion to French bistro... Read more

2012 Ferrari-Carano Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley

Lots of “S” words come to mind when describing this wine, including sleek and supple. Translucent rose coral in color, it has a heady nose of sweet, fleshy dark cherries, citrus, orange, dark flowers, wintergreen, allspice and black tea. The... Read more

The Healdsburg Plaza Gets a ‘Jazzy’ Concert Series

By Bob Johnson Often, the best experiences in wine country are serendipitous. I just happened to be in northern California in June of 1987 when Ferrari-Carano Vineyard & Winery opened its doors on the outskirts of Healdsburg in Sonoma County.... Read more