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Date Printed: 10/31/2014
Gary Farrell Russian River Chardonnay 2007
Gary Farrell Russian River Chardonnay 2007
(search item no. 100025)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 10/31/2014: $29.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2008 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 89 points
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2006 The Wine News rating: 92 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2005 The Wine News rating: 92 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:

The 2007 Russian River Chardonnay has bright aromas of lemon custard, butterscotch and hints of nutmeg, followed by additional notes of baked apple, hazelnut, vanilla cream and tropical fruits. Although youthful and enticing, this wine will benefit from some additional time in the bottle. The wine's medium plus body and acidity will lend itself to many seafood dishes as well as aged Gouda cheeses.
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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.