Gary Farrell Cresta Ridge Vineyard Chardonnay 2005

Chardonnay from Russian River, California

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Item No. 94241
  • white wine
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Winemaker's Notes

Winemaking Green Valley, the coolest of the Russian River Valley sub-appellations, allows for even longer maturation time, providing wonderful intensity and complexity to the fruit profile. As with all of our Chardonnays, we select a minimum of three strains of yeast for primary fermentation which add complexity and compliment the fruit profiles contributed by the vineyard. This wine was 100% barrel fermented, incorporating 35% new French oak, sur lie aged, and ML fermentation in approximately 80% of the lot. Though the vines are only six years old, through meticulous vineyard management and care, Cresta Ridge is rapidly becoming one of our most popular and highly acclaimed Chardonnays.

Winemaker's Notes This 2005 Cresta Ridge Chardonnay exhibits aromas of orange blossom, citrus zest hints of toffee. Luscious, fresh cut green melon and spiced pear flavors are enhanced by interesting mineral components. Brimming with vibrant acidity and freshness, this wine has incredible complexity, moderately toasty notes of oak and a full mouth feel. This Chardonnay shows great balance with a lingering, crisp finish.

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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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