Ferrari-Carano’s Italian heritage is reflected in this Sangiovese-based, easysipping blend. Select lots of grapes are chosen from our vineyards in Alexander, Dry Creek and Russian River Valleys to create a beautifully-balanced and medium-bodied wine. SIENA has delicious aromas and flavors of freshpicked blackberries, cola, cinnamon, cherry pie and vanilla bean. Sweet oak notes of spice, roasted marshmallow, caramel and vanilla complement lingering, bright red and black berries. SIENA has tannins that are soft, harmonious and mouth coating with lovely viscosity, depth and a remendousfinish.
SIENA comes from our valley floor and mountainside vineyards. The fertile,deep soils of our valley floor vineyards give us juicy, rich wines, while our mountainside vineyards with their shallow, rocky, low-vigor soil add impressive depth, structure and concentration. 2011 was one of the coolest growing seasons experienced in the valleys in a long time. We harvested the grapes about two weeks later than usual, starting mid September and completing harvest the end of October. This vintage produced a bright and vibrant wine.
SIENA is a red wine blend consisting primarily of Sangiovese. Grapes are hand harvested and upon entering the winery, hand sorted and then gravity
fed directly into tanks for three days of cold soaking. The wine is fermented on the skins for about 10 days until pressing, then individual lots are moved to barrels where they complete malolactic fermentation. After fermentation, the wine is blended and aged in new Hungarian puncheons and older French oak barrels in wine caves for 12 months, then bottled and aged an additional four months prior to release.
SIENA pairs perfectly with savory Italian food, pasta with flavorful tomato sauces or pizza. SIENA is also delicious with dishes such as Chicken Cacciatore, a duck salad with fruit, like raspberries and oranges, or simply prosciutto on crostini bread.