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Ferrari-Carano Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Ferrari-Carano Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2012


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Our 2012 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon comes from our Lookout Mountain ranch in Alexander Valley. Fog drifts over the tops of the coastal mountains and burns off quickly in the morning sunshine, resulting in a warmmclimate with almost full sun throughout the day - ideal conditions for our Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. This is a delicious wine with aromas and flavors of cinnamon, sage, mocha, tobacco, plum, wild berry, dried currants, mint and toasty nutmeg spice. With a viscous and full-bodied mid-palate, and structured, firm, gripping tannins, this wine has excellent depth and a finish that lingers with layers of fruit, spice and earthy elements. Food Pairings: Our Cabernet Sauvignon pairs well with roasted, broiled or barbecued heavy game and red meats such as lamb, beef, pork and veal. Medium and strong- flavored cheeses, such as blue cheese or sharp cheddar, also pair nicely with Cabernet Sauvignon.]
Category Red Wine
Region California, Sonoma County, Alexander Valley
Brand Ferrari-Carano
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
  • wa91+

Wine AdvocateAlso from Alexander Valley, the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve reveals more chocolate and barbecue smoke intertwined with blackcurrants. There is also slightly more structure and wood/oak characteristics than in the regular 2012 Cabernet. I did not like it any better, but it is meant for longer-term cellaring. Forget it for 1-2 years and drink it over the following 12-15 years.

Robert Parker, December 2014
  • ws90

Wine SpectatorTightly structured, with a snappy core of tannins framing the dark berry, sage and savory herb flavors. This lacks generosity now, but the finish is long and focused, so cellar for the short term. Drink now through 2026. 3,938 cases made.

James Laube, October 31, 2015