Gary Farrell Cresta Ridge Vineyard Chardonnay 2004

Chardonnay from Russian River, California

$38.99
Item No. 89156
  • white wine
  • WE92
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Winemaker's Notes

Aromas of orange blossom, citrus zest and hints of toffee. Luscious, fresh cut green melon and spiced pear flavors enhanced by interesting mineral components. Brimming with vibrant acidity and freshness, this wine has incredible complexity, moderately toasty notes of oak with a full mouthfeel. Great balance with lingering, mouth-watering finish.

"A distinctive Chardonnay made in the Farrell style, which leans toward acidic and elegant. But this is not an austere wine, far from it. It has a rich minerality and flavors of lime and pineapple custard, and then an even richer creme brulee finish. Delicious and complex."
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A pioneer in the Russian River Valley wine region, winemaker Gary Farrell released his first vintage of Pinot Noir in 1982 to widespread critical acclaim. For 25 years, Gary Farrell Vineyards & Winery has crafted small-lot artisan wines that capture the impeccable balance and stylistic elegance of some of the finest vineyard sites in the region. Noted cool-climate winemaker Susan...

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Learn About Russian River

The Russian River Valley is named as such due to its proximity to the Russian River, the river itself named for the Russian fur traders who came down from Alaska in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The Russian River is agricultural land. While there is a focus on wine, beyond the vineyards are many small, family-owned farms cultivating everything from cattle to...

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Learn About Chardonnay

Chardonnay (shar-dawn-AY) White Wine's Queen Bee Like Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay can grow just about anywhere. It adapts well to different soils and different climates. While frequently paired with California, its native home lies in the vineyards of Burgundy, France. The only major white grape of the region, Chardonnay is at its best on the rolling...

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