Gary Farrell

Rochioli Vineyard Chardonnay

9.137 ratings
8.83 pro ratings
Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA
Chardonnay
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces
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David Burkhart

Wonderful layered Chardonnay...

Wonderful layered Chardonnay...

2 people found it helpfulJul 12th, 2014
Mark Flesher

Had to find something that went with gorgonzola pear salad, butternut squash soup and herb pork loin. Although I would have liked to have had a 10yr old montrachet, this had to fill in as it was all I had here. And what a surprising job it did. Lots of good acidity here throughout. Medium+ bodied. Yellow fruit, not many tropical notes but did have more of a herbal characteristix and this hint of mushroom risotto in the background that was a bit intriguing but I do not feel this was a flaw or taint. Really quite a nice wine that I've not had, but learned 2 things about: 1. This drinks very 'old world' and 2. The 2016 I've been holding on to is likely ready to go.

Had to find something that went with gorgonzola pear salad, butternut squash soup and herb pork loin. Although I would have liked to have had a 10yr old montrachet, this had to fill in as it was all I had here. And what a surprising job it did. Lots of good acidity here throughout. Medium+ bodied. Yellow fruit, not many tropical notes but did have more of a herbal characteristix and this hint of mushroom risotto in the background that was a bit intriguing but I do not feel this was a flaw or taint. Really quite a nice wine that I've not had, but learned 2 things about: 1. This drinks very 'old world' and 2. The 2016 I've been holding on to is likely ready to go.

1 person found it helpfulAug 24th, 2020
Donald Williams

Can’t go wrong with Gary Farrell Chardonnay.

Can’t go wrong with Gary Farrell Chardonnay.

1 person found it helpfulJul 22nd, 2019
Sara Brylowski

Oh that's so good! Caramelly

Oh that's so good! Caramelly

1 person found it helpfulOct 26th, 2013
Alex Steffler

Nutty and refreshing

Nutty and refreshing

Mar 24th, 2021
Marc Melser

We had this on 6/24-25/17. Gary Farrell makes a terrific Chardonnay with white flowers on the bouquet. On the palate there are tastes of lemon, pineapple and honeysuckle. Smooth finish to this well balanced wine.

We had this on 6/24-25/17. Gary Farrell makes a terrific Chardonnay with white flowers on the bouquet. On the palate there are tastes of lemon, pineapple and honeysuckle. Smooth finish to this well balanced wine.

Jun 25th, 2017
Jean-Philip Journeault

2014

Nov 26th, 2016
Matt Forester

I've never met a Gary Farrell I didn't like and this Chard was no exception.

I've never met a Gary Farrell I didn't like and this Chard was no exception.

Jan 1st, 2016
Greg Bond

I'm not usually a Chardonnay fan but this one is well worth it when in need of a good white wine.

I'm not usually a Chardonnay fan but this one is well worth it when in need of a good white wine.

May 10th, 2015
Peter Rando

Well structured with nice citrus hints.

Well structured with nice citrus hints.

Dec 26th, 2014