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Gary Farrell Chardonnay Russian River Selection
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Wine Details

Varietal

Chardonnay

Style

White

Winemaker's Notes

The 2007 Russian River Chardonnay has bright aromas of lemon custard, butterscotch and hints of nutmeg, followed by additional notes of baked apple, hazelnut, vanilla cream and tropical fruits. Although youthful and enticing, this wine will benefit from some additional time in the bottle. The wine's medium plus body and acidity will lend itself to many seafood dishes as well as aged Gouda cheeses.

Expert Reviews
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  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (From 2005 Vintage) There is a "Gary Farrell" style, once practiced almost exclusively by Mr. Farrell alone, in which ripeness is restrained and vibrant acidity is allowed to become an integral part of the wine. Here, however, the acidity runs rampant and fruit stays in the shadows, and the result is a wine that takes firmness to the point of hard, edgy textures and a slightly bitter finish. In 2004, Farrell sold the winery, and although he has stayed on in increasingly reduced capacities, his hand in no longer firs...
  • Wine Enthusiast
    (From 2004 Vintage)
  • Wine News
    (From 2004 Vintage)
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (From 2006 Vintage) Very much in the Farrell fold as far as freshness and fairly sleek lines are concerned, this bright, briskly balanced effort smacks of limes and stony spice beneath its veneer of creamy oak. It is never an especially expansive wine, but, like its mates, it will do fine service with seafoods.
  • Ken's Wine Guide
    (From 2006 Vintage) This was the first time in a long time, that I had the chance to try some Gary Farrell wines. I was quite impressed with what I found. This light yellow Chard opens with a light apricot and lemon l...