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Weekend Wine Notes

March 11, 2020

Bigger Than Your Head blogger Frederic Koeppel highlighted the Gary Farrell Winery 2017 Russian River Selection Pinot Noir in a recent post, awarding it an “excellent” rating. His detailed description jumps off the page as if you can taste the wine in the glass, where he adds that it has “lovely weight and balance, silky and lithe on the palate; the finish adds tobacco leaf, briers and brambles; a sense of purpose wedded to ineffable elegance.” Read his full review 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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    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.