Ferrari-Carano Vineyards & Winery
2013 "Trésor" Sonoma County Red Wine
California: Sonoma County: Dry Creek Valley
You can usually rely on Agent Red to deliver the best wineries in the world, but sometimes those wineries are just plain hard to infiltrate. Ferrari-Carano has been on Red’s radar for more than a dozen years - but this popular winery just keeps selling out. At long last, Red’s persistence has paid off - and we have their flagship Trésor Red.
Light barely passes through this dark maroon wine with excellent color consistency. The nose is fragrant, clean and a bit spicy with aromas of dusty bramble, dried strawberries, subtle gardenia and oak notes of cedar. On the palate, the spiciness takes on a note cinnamon and red pepper, while the fruit develops as black currant and dark plum with fruitcake overtones. It’s a full-bodied wine with enough tannin to get your attention, but its the fruit-forward ripe flavor that defines this wine. Perfect for taco night! Pollo, al pastor, or carne asada will work equally well.
Today’s Ferrari-Carano Vineyards & Winery 2013 “Trésor” Sonoma County Red Wine is declared by the winery to be a collector’s wine, and we have to agree. While this wine is drinking beautifully right now, collectors will be rewarded by laying a few bottles down to enjoy over the next decade.
This wine is Ferrari-Carano’s flagship wine. It is, in a word, their best. The wine is assembled from grapes from the winery’s finest vineyard blocks in Sonoma County’s Dry Creek Valley and Anderson Valley.
We’re very proud to be featuring this award-winning wine, today, and we promise to bring you more brilliant Ferrari-Carano wines in the future!
Here’s what the wine press has to say.
94 points - The Tasting Panel Magazine - “Grapes sourced from the best selections of Ferrari-Carano’s vineyards in Dry Creek and Alexander Valley’s resulted in one of the finest vintages yet for this Bordeaux varieties blend. Made up of 71% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Malbec, 9% Petit Verdot, 5% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc, this is the epitome of lush. The aromas of huckleberry, vanilla and espresso come forward with promise. And without disappointment, this red is generously mouth-filling. Plumped up plums, boysenberry and melted chocolate fudge gives an idea how sumptuous it is, with a hint of spiced tea on the finish for a touch of savory.”
91 points - Wine Enthusiast, Virginie Boone - “This classically styled Cabernet Sauvignon-driven blend shows power and structure in equal measure, with a backbone of integrated oak. Raspberry, black cherry and cassis flavors are succulently displayed along a carpet of thick concentrated richness.”
90 points - The Wine Advocate, Robert M. Parker Jr. - “The 2013 Proprietary Red Tresor is a Bordeaux-inspired blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Petit Verdot, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. This wine does not have the power and sheer richness of the 2013 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, but is more approachable and seems to have more nuances and complexity at an earlier age. In addition to a dense purple color, beautiful sweet crème de cassis, blackberry and nicely integrated wood acidity and tannin, it has a touch of chocolate in the finish adding to the complexity. Drink it over the next 10-15 years.”
Light barely passes through this dark maroon wine with excellent color consistency.
Dusty bramble, dried strawberries, subtle gardenia, and oak notes of cedar.
Cinnamon, red pepper, black currant, dark plum, and fruitcake.
Full-bodied wine with enough tannin to get your attention, but its the fruit-forward ripe flavor that defines this wine.
Perfect for taco night! Pollo, al pastor, or carne asada will work equally well.
What the Winery Says
- Don & Rhonda Carano
- Red blend
- 71% Cabernet Sauvignon
- 10% Malbec
- 9% Petit Verdot
- 5% Merlot
- 5% Cabernet Franc
- Sonoma County
- 42% new French oak; 58% older oak