Ferrari-Carano Chardonnay 2008


SKU 7426511071950


Formerly called our "Alexander Valley Chardonnay", our 2008 vintage Ferrari-Carano Chardonnay is now labeled with a Sonoma County appellation, as we've added superior lots of wine from our vineyards in Russian River Valley and Carneros, combined with Alexander Valley fruit. And for the first time ever, our Chardonnay is now embellished with a screw cap in order to retain the freshness and fruit character of this delicious wine. With upfront apple, pear, honey, butter cream, and honeysuckle floral notes, this wine is perfectly balanced with fruit and creamy caramel, marshmallow and a lingering, toasted oak finish. Food Pairings: This versatile, full-bodied Chardonnay pairs perfectly with fish, poultry, white meat and pasta entrees.
Category White Wine
Country California
Region Sonoma County
Brand Ferrari-Carano
Alcohol/vol 13.9%
  • wa90

Wine AdvocateAlso screw-cap finished, the 2008 Chardonnay Sonoma exhibits abundant citrus blossom, poached pear, honeysuckle and tropical fruit characteristics in a medium to full-bodied, juicy, pure, heady style. This delicious Chardonnay should drink well for another 1-2 years. While there is a lamentable tendency to call these wines "too commercial," the fact is the quality is high and there is good availability. I am a sucker for the pure deliciousness of Ferrari-Carano's offerings and no one could argue that this is not an important reason for drinking wines.

Robert Parker, February 2011
  • ws85

Wine SpectatorFresh, intense and vibrant, offering a mix of spicy herb, sliced pear and spice, with a touch of ginger. Full-bodied, ending with a pithy aftertaste.

James Laube, June 15, 2011