Reviewed on 2019-02-21
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Rating 94
Style White
Variety
Vintage 2016
Appellation
Sonoma County
North Coast
California
USA
ABV 13.4%
Price $32.00  Buy This Wine
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Albariño, Chardonnay , Chenin Blanc

Gary Farrell Russian River Selection Chardonnay 2016 Review

Theresa Heredia has been applying her Burgundian style to this winery since 2012, and this wine shows that in spades. It is definitely a Russian River Chardonnay but if you were to nose it blind, with it’s upfront salinity and wet rock aromas mingling with floral (maybe jasmine) and lemon rind, you might think it’s a Chardonnay from the Maconnais. But on the palate we’re going back Cali like LL Cool J with soft, minimal oak exposure adding some dill and a subtle sweet tinge along the lines of flaky pie crust; but just a bit. All this comes to a nice crescendo with a welcoming, long finish that leaves a balanced memory of everything you just experienced.

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Gary Farrell Russian River Selection Chardonnay 2016
Theresa Heredia has been applying her Burgundian style to this winery since 2012, and this wine shows that in spades. It is definitely a Russian River Chardonnay but if you were to nose it blind, with it’s upfront salinity and wet rock aromas mingling with floral (maybe jasmine) and lemon rind, you might think it’s a Chardonnay from the Maconnais. But on the palate we’re going back Cali like LL Cool J with soft, minimal oak exposure adding some dill and a subtle sweet tinge along the lines of flaky pie crust; but just a bit. All this comes to a nice crescendo with a welcoming, long finish that leaves a balanced memory of everything you just experienced.

Reviewed On: 02-21-2019
94
POINTS
Gary Farrell Russian River Selection Chardonnay 2016
Theresa Heredia has been applying her Burgundian style to this winery since 2012, and this wine shows that in spades. It is definitely a Russian River Chardonnay but if you were to nose it blind, with it’s upfront salinity and wet rock aromas mingling with floral (maybe jasmine) and lemon rind, you might think it’s a Chardonnay from the Maconnais. But on the palate we’re going back Cali like LL Cool J with soft, minimal oak exposure adding some dill and a subtle sweet tinge along the lines of flaky pie crust; but just a bit. All this comes to a nice crescendo with a welcoming, long finish that leaves a balanced memory of everything you just experienced.

Reviewed On: 02-21-2019