Gary Farrell Russian River Pinot Noir 2005

Pinot Noir from Russian River, California

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Item No. 92191
  • WN93
  • WE91
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1999
  • WS90
  • ST87
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Winemaker's Notes

This wine opens with alluring ripe cherry, raspberry and strawberry aromas and has plush, succulent dark berry flavors, complimented by lavish, spicy oak elements. It is deeply colored with layered complexity and a silky, sensual, long finish.

The 2005 Russian River Selection Pinot Noir shows wonderful balanced acidity ensuring excellent compatibility with a wide range of foods, including salmon, lamb and pork dishes.

Critical Acclaim

"Garden aromas ranging from fresh strawberry to basil, rhubarb and a whiff of tomato leaf. Mixed fruit flavors accompany smoky oak, cedar and mineral notes. Lively, fresh close with a nice balance between tannins, crisp acids and minerals."
93 Points

"This multivineyard blend isn’t cheap, but it’s almost as good as Farrell’s more expensive single-vineyard Pinots, which makes it kind of a value. Like them, it’s a dry, crisply acidic wine, and slightly austere. It shows tobacco-infused cherry pie filling, pomegranate, rhubarb and cola flavors. "
91 Points

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Peter - Normal, IL (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(11/2/2012)
Style: Smooth & Supple
This is not the first time we have enjoyed this wine from Gary Farrell. It continues to be as good as it was when Gary was still there making wine. It is the true Russian River Pinot, with all of the wonderful fruit that pinots can give. I have been drinking this selection for a few years and it NEVER disappoints.
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Rating:
(9/24/2010)
This pinot is atypical in the amount of berry flavor. It finishes with a slightly oak flavor, and is not at all wimpy. A very nice wine that would go very well with fish or lamb.
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Learn About Gary Farrell Map ItMap It

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 Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir(PEE-noh nwahr) Pinot Noir is a finicky grape. It only grows in the right climate, with the right soils and the right care. Perhaps because it is so difficult is why it is so loved. Pinot Noir hails from Burgundy, a region known for crafting the most collectible and sought-after wines from this varietal. Not only does Pinot reign in Burgundy, it is also...

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