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California Making Grape Strides with Pinot Noir

January 16, 2020

The Boston Herald highlighted Gary Farrell Winery in its latest wine column, recommending the 2017 Russian River Valley Selection Pinot Noir. Writer Jim Campanini explains the grapes “were sourced and hand-sorted from seven top vineyards (the legendary Rochioli Vineyard is one) situated along the Russian River’s 110-mile journey to the sea.  Little of 2017’s chaos affected winemaker Theresa Heredia, who has crafted a superb, velvety pinot noir that she says captures ‘the voice of the valley’ for balance and elegance.” He closes out his review by describing how “the beautiful garnet color and crisp raspberry and cherry-cola notes won me over.” Read the full write up HERE.

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    Gary Farrell Winery

    Russian River Selection Pinot Noir 2017

    Russian River Valley, California

    The Russian River Selection bottlings are quintessential Russian River Valley wines blended from some of the region’s top vineyards, taking advantage of varied climates and unique site characteristics.  Undoubtedly showcasing a beautiful expression of the varietal and of the appellation’s unique terroir, this Pinot Noir blend captures the richness, purity and elegance that are Gary Farrell Winery’s trademarks.

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    Gary Farrell Winery

    Russian River Valley, California

    For over 37 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. In 1985, Winemaker Gary Farrell released his 55 cases of 1982 Rochioli-Allen Pinot Noir to widespread critical acclaim. Since that release, the team at Gary Farrell Winery has consistently focused on rigorous vineyard selection, outstanding grower relationships, and superior quality fruit. For the past 8 years, the current owners have been dedicated to enhancing Gary Farrell’s legacy with a single-minded focus on quality.