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2019 Gary Farrell Chardonnay "Russian River Selection"

Gary Farrell 2019 Russian River Selection Chardonnay

Winery: Gary Farrell

Vintage: 2019

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Russian River Selection"

Wine Category: Chardonnay

Grape blend: 100% Chardonnay

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Russian River Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $35

Cases produced: 5,988

KWG Score: 92.6 (based on 3 reviews)

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

Review date: February 4, 2022

Wine Review: This straw-colored Chardonnay from Gary Farrell opens with an oak and golden delicious apple bouquet with a hint of pear. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied with medium plus acidity. The mouthfeel is round, balanced, and juicy for a Chard. The flavor profile is a mineral and Anjou pear blend with notes of oak and Meyer lemon. I also detected hints of mango and butterscotch in the aftertaste. The finish is dry, and its flavors are very nicely prolonged. This crowd-pleasing style of Chard would pair nicely with pasta carbonara. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: Rich & golden, yet vibrant and zesty, this beautiful orchestra of Russian River Valley vineyards offers up enticing aromas of ripe nectarine, honeysuckle, lemongrass, and freshly baked brioche. Flinty, briny, and spicy, the palate is full-bodied and rich, yet remarkably mineral-driven, with flavors of roasted Meyer lemon, grapefruit, ginger and just a kiss of lightly toasted oak. The beautiful saline quality balances the tangy acidity and lingering spice. Everything is nicely integrated, from the tangy entry to the long oily finish.

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