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Wine of the Week: Gary Farrell Russian River Selection Chardonnay 2019

The Wine Guide Miami selected Gary Farrell Russian River Selection Chardonnay 2019 as its featured wine of the week, noting it is “not your mother’s California Chardonnay.”

The writer provides a nice overview of the winery’s picturesque location in Sonoma County and its reputation for producing some of the best Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines in the region. She shares more context about Winemaker Theresa Heredia’s commitment to expressing a sense of place in each site specific wine and a more “Burgundian” approach to winemaking. The writer adds, “her process of picking the grapes early gives her wines ample acidity leading to crisp freshness across the line.”

“The 2019 Russian River Selection Chardonnay is a prime example of the quality of Sonoma County fruit, sourced from several vineyard sites, complemented by the structure that can be crafted by thoughtful winemaking. It is rounded and rich but also refreshing and crisp, with layers of Meyer lemon, citrus fruit, pear, and brioche. Light on the oak, but still with a signature touch of spice completing the profile.” Read the full story HERE

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    Gary Farrell Winery Russian River Selection Chardonnay 2019

    Russian River Valley, California

    The Russian River Selection bottlings are quintessential Russian River Valley wines blended from some of the winery’s top vineyard sources. They are beautiful expressions of their varietal type and of the appellation’s unique terroir, each blend capturing the richness, purity and elegance that are Gary Farrell Winery’s trademarks. This layered and complex Chardonnay brings together fruit from several of our favorite Russian River Valley vineyard sites.

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    Russian River Valley, California

    For over 40 years, Gary Farrell Winery has crafted small-lot artisan wines capturing balance and stylistic elegance from some of the finest vineyard sites in the Russian River Valley. Since 2014, the current owners have been dedicated to enhancing Gary Farrell’s legacy with a single-minded focus on quality, relying on rigorous vineyard selection, outstanding grower relationships and superior quality fruit.