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2020 Gary Farrell Chardonnay "Russian River Selection"

Gary Farrell 2020 Russian River Selection Chardonnay

Winery: Gary Farrell

Vintage: 2020

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: 1,545

KWG Score: 92 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92)

Review date: January 3, 2023

Wine Review: This golden yellow colored Chardonnay from Gary Farrell opens with a butterscotch and lemon bouquet with hints of oak. On the palate, this wine is medium plus bodied with medium plus acidity. The mouthfeel is balanced, round and relatively bright for a Chard. The flavor profile is a chalky minerality and gentle pineapple blend with notes of mild butterscotch and green apple. I also detected hints of almond butter, oak, and a touch of cantaloupe. The finish is dry, and it flavors and acidity drift away nicely. This California styled Chard would paired nicely with a chicken and wild mushroom ravioli smothered in a butter cream sauce. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: This is a beautiful, polished, vibrant blend of some truly amazing vineyards. It is incredibly aromatic, exuding aromas of Asian pear, Fuji apple, white peach, and honeysuckle, with a hint of flintiness and barrel spice. Medium bodied and super silky, the flavors open with fresh lemon, white peach, Chamomile, candied ginger and a trace of Marcona almond. Bright, lively acidity, spicy skin tannins and leesy goodness create an elegantly textured wine with a delightfully persistent finish.

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