Citrus, mango, kiwi, and lime aromas are complemented by flavors of vanilla, guava and grapefruit in Ferrari-Carano's 2009 Fume Blanc. Cool, stainless steel tank fermentation gives this wine a crisp freshness while the subtle oak character from barrel aging adds great complexity and depth.
The 2011 Ferrari-Carano Fume Blanc is a blend of vineyard lots from various appellations of Sonoma County—Dry Creek, Alexander and Russian River Valleys. Fruit arrived with larger yields this year, which was surprising because of low rainfall amounts during the spring and very mild weather throughout the growing season. The happy result was deliciously flavored and well-balanced Sauvignon Blanc grapes. Harvest began late August and was completed the beginning of October.