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2018 Gary Farrell Pinot Noir "Russian River Selection"

Gary Farrell 2018 Russian River Selection Pinot Noir

Winery: Gary Farrell

Vintage: 2018

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Russian River Selection"

Wine Category: Pinot Noir

Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Russian River Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $45

Cases produced: 10,055

KWG Score: 93 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: June 21, 2021

Wine Review: The dark red colored Pinot Noir from Gary Farrell opens with a mild pomegranate and red plum bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, nicely balanced, and approachable. The flavor profile is a tasty red plum and gentle minerality blend with notes of strawberry, mild red raspberry and white tea. The finish is dry and drifts away nicely. This Pinot is quite quaffable and food friendly. It would pair well with panko shrimp with a strawberry aioli. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: Opening up with an intoxicating bouquet of brandied cherries, raspberry panna cotta and rose geranium, the 2018 Russian River Selection Pinot Noir lures you in to discover layers upon layers of aroma and flavor. The initial scent of juicy red fruits and floral herbs linger on the nose while subtle hints of clove, cocoa butter and creamy caramel swirl in the glass. The palate explodes with the taste of cranberry chutney, Hibiscus tea and vanilla beans with undertones of ginger snap cookies and dark cocoa nibs. The underscore of vibrant acidity and silky tannin make this wine perfect on its own or with a variety of different foods.

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