Ferrari Carano Sky High Ranch Pinot Noir 2018 Red Wine

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Ferrari Carano Sky High Ranch Pinot Noir 2018

Mendocino Ridge, above Anderson Valley, CA

95 pts. and Cellar Selection, Wine Enthusiast

We’ve been fans of Ferrari Carano winery for a long time. They have a great reputation for crafting excellent wines. Their Sky High Ranch Pinot Noir is no exception – it’s got all the delicious components we love in a Pinot Noir – earthiness, spiciness, and ripe red fruit – all in perfect balance. An extraordinary wine, one of our personal favorites! It definitely deserves the 95 point rating.


Sky High Ranch Pinot Noir is a superbly-crafted wine made from mountaintop vineyards located on Mendocino Ridge, high above Anderson Valley in Mendocino County.


This wine opens with delicious aromas of baking spices, licorice, dark fruits, floral notes and a hint of chocolate, complemented by juicy flavors of black cherry, currant and blueberry. This naturally-balanced wine has a velvety texture and a dazzling complexity that is layered with notes of toast and lingering spice on the finish.


The grapes are hand harvested and hand sorted in the field. They are gently destemmed and transferred to small, stainless steel open top tanks or bins. After a three-day cold soak, various yeast strains are introduced. Fermentors are punched down one to three times per day. Wines are pressed when dry and then moved to barrels to complete malolactic fermentation. The blend was assembled in July and bottled in August 2019.


2018 was a very good year with ideal weather conditions for the vines. Spring produced great set, and average rainfalls led to normal to above‐normal yields. Consistently warm temperatures during the summer months without any drastic heat spikes or rain events allowed for longer “hang time” for the grapes, which led to fully ripe flavors.


Sky High Ranch Pinot Noir is a seductive, aromatic wine that pairs well with salmon, duck, pork and meat entrées such as beef bourguignon or rack of lamb. Try pairing this Pinot Noir with cheeses like Brie, Camembert, Gruyère or goat. Chocolate covered strawberries would make a delightful dessert pairing.


34% new French oak, 66% older oak


Alcohol/pH/TA: 14.5%/3.62/.57
Bottled: August 2019

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