Ferrari-Carano Prevail Back Forty


Ferrari-Carano Prevail Back Forty

Regular price $90.00 Sale price $79.99

Wine Varietal
100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Tasting Notes

Dark jammy currants, brown sugar, leather, cassis, cola, vanilla, cedar, and spice.  A long, rich finish and smooth, mouth-coating tannins.

Pairs Well With
Roasted, broiled or barbequed red meats such as lamb, beef, pork or veal. Medium and strong-flavored semi-soft, semi-hard, aged or creamy cheeses work well or pair with a dark chocolate dessert for a special treat.

How to Serve it
Room Temperature or Chilled to Preference


Production Notes from the Winery 

French clone 337 was selected specifically for Back Forty because of its small berry size and rich tannins. The grapes for Back Forty are hand harvested, and upon entering the winery, gravity fed directly into oak tanks for four days of cold soaking, then fermented and macerated for 24 - 28 days on the skins. After primary fermentation, the wine is drained and pressed to barrels for malolactic fermentation and aged in the wine caves for 24 months, with an additional 14 months aging in bottle prior to release.

The mountain vines are grown in shallow, rocky, low-vigor soils that add impressive depth and concentration of flavors to the wine. 2013 was another great year for making wine. The growing season began with an early budbreak, after a cool, wet winter. An unusually warm and dry spring was followed by a consistently warm summer leading to elevated temperatures toward the end of August prompting an earlier harvest than in recent years. These favorable conditions resulted in wines featuring good color and tannin structure along with concentrated flavors.

92, Wine Enthusiast

90, The Wine Advocate - Robert Parker, 02/28/2016

DOUBLE GOLD, San Francisco Chronicle

93 GOLD Medal Winner!, The Press Democrat 04/20/2017

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