Ferrari-Carano: a summertime favorite at Siena (90 points!)
This is the time of year that calls out for fresh, bright, light white wine to quench the thirst.
At Siena, the Ferrari-Carano Fumé Blanc from Sonoma has been a favorite of guests and staff for many years and the 2012 is drinking GREAT right now.
It’s everything you want a summertime white wine to be.
The authors of the Connoisseurs’ Guide to California Wine give it a whopping 90 points!
Here are their tasting notes:
Young, fresh, fruity, subtle in its nuanced notes of sweet grasses, dried weeds, candied grapefruit and Meyer lemons, this vibrant new wine is equally full of vim and vigor on the palate, and the only caveat we have for the moment is that it will get better and better as it seasons in the bottle over the next few months, and then for a couple of years after that. It is wholly charming yet it is also, as one would expect now, slightly direct in style and a touch youthfully chalky in its pert finish. This wine will stay high on our radar for months and months.
Happy summer to you and your families from the family at Siena Ristorante Toscana!