Ferrari Carano: Fumé Blanc, Sonoma County

Wine Tasted: Ferrari Carano Wines, Sonoma County, Fumé Blanc, 2013 At a recent tasting with my WSET Diploma group the 2013 Ferrari Carano Fumé Blanc was one of the wines in our lineup. With pro-Sauvignon Blanc and I-would-rather-have-anything-else drinkers in our group it was very interesting to find that the unanimous assessment was very favourable […]

Etude – A Study in the Art of Winemaking

Wines Tasted Etude, Pinot Gris, Carneros, 2012 Etude, Pinot Blanc, Carneros, 2011 Etude, Rosé, Carneros, 2012 Etude, Lyric Pinot Noir, Santa Barbara, 2011 Etude, Carneros Estate, Pinot Noir, 2010 Etude, Heirloom Pinot Noir, 2010 Etude, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, 2009 Etude, Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville, 2009 Etude, a French word meaning study and usually applied to […]

Rosé Tasting – Wines from California and South Australia

Photo courtesy of Wine Folly Wines Tasted Charles Melton Wines, Rose of Virginia, Barossa, South Australia, 2013 Eponymous Wines, Rosé, Sonoma Valley, California, 2011 Rockford Wines, Alicante Bouchet, Barossa, South Australia, 2012 “A rosé gives a nod to beautifully casual moments” [1] is how Andrea Frost, author of the delightful Through A Sparkling Glass: An […]