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Date Printed: 2/7/2016
Gary Farrell Russian River Pinot Noir 2007
Gary Farrell Russian River Pinot Noir 2007
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Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 2/7/2016: $39.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2013 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2012 Tasting Panel rating: 92 points
2012 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2011 Tasting Panel rating: 90 points
2010 PinotReport rating: 90 points
2009 James Suckling rating: 94 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2008 rating: 89 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2002 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2007 Russian River Selection shows tremendous concentration and power from this blockbuster vintage. Intense aromas of dark fruits, particularly cherries and plums, are matched with warm spices and a leathery earthiness. The palate shows great depth, weight and acidity with a seductive texture which leads to a balanced finish that confirms the nose. The 2007 Russian River Selection Pinot Noir shows wonderful balanced acidity and generous fruit that will pair beautifully with grilled rosemary pork tenderloin.
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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.