56 Ratings
Gary Farrell Chardonnay Russian River Selection

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Wine Description

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.

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  • Wine Enthusiast
    (2004 Vintage)
  • Wine News
    (2004 Vintage)
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (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...
  • International Wine Cellar
    (2005 Vintage) Polished pale yellow color. Aromas of apricot, peach, smoke and truffle, with a candied nuance. Rich, ripe and fleshy, with pear and stone fruit flavors nicely framed by harmonious acidity. I like the wine's sweetness with restraint. Finishes persistent and a tad warm.
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (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.