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Date Printed: 7/24/2014
Gary Farrell Russian River Chardonnay 2005
Gary Farrell Russian River Chardonnay 2005
(search item no. 90831)
Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
The Wine News rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 7/24/2014: $31.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2008 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 89 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2006 The Wine News rating: 92 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2004 The Wine News rating: 90 points
2002 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This 2005 Russian River Chardonnay is bursting with aromas of golden delicious apple, honeysuckle and pineapple. The wine exhibits rich, creamy flavors of lemon custard, butterscotch and hints of nutmeg in the mouth followed by citrus zest and notes of hazelnut.

This generous offering will pair nicely with rich, creamy cheeses, salads with citrus fruits and sumptuous shellfish dishes.

"Rich and expressive, with a wide range of flavors built around pear, spice, hazelnut and green apple, yet it's also tightly focused, deeply concentrated and fresh and lively on the palate. drink now through 2010.–J.L." - Wine Spectator

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About Gary Farrell:

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 Reed now presides over the award-winning winemaking program. Susan worked alongside Gary Farrell in the winery for four years, and she continues to craft the winery's new releases in the hallmark style developed by Gary himself, meticulously handcrafting each lot to capture the innate elegance and layered complexity of each individual vineyard site and growing region.