Gary Farrell

Russian River Selection Chardonnay

8.9217 ratings
8.738 pro ratings
Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA
Chardonnay
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Top Notes For
Sipping Fine Wine

Pale lemon with aromas of stone fruits with light wafts of blossom and spice. On the palate rich ripe apple and pear with a touch of zesty citrus fruits, crisp, with vanilla notes. Nice mouthfeel, vivid acidity, medium+ finish ending with citrus mineral character.

Pale lemon with aromas of stone fruits with light wafts of blossom and spice. On the palate rich ripe apple and pear with a touch of zesty citrus fruits, crisp, with vanilla notes. Nice mouthfeel, vivid acidity, medium+ finish ending with citrus mineral character.

Mar 19th, 2020
Ellen Clifford

It’s so good! Elegant. Balance. Pleasant acid and enough new oak to add vanilla intrigue apples unripe nectarines and ripe lemons and stones spice and happiness. Hot dang still new world but old in spirit.

It’s so good! Elegant. Balance. Pleasant acid and enough new oak to add vanilla intrigue apples unripe nectarines and ripe lemons and stones spice and happiness. Hot dang still new world but old in spirit.

Nov 22nd, 2019
Chris McClellan

Incredible wine, tropical notes, zesty lime and apple, pear, vanilla, toast, creamy with long finish...

Incredible wine, tropical notes, zesty lime and apple, pear, vanilla, toast, creamy with long finish...

Oct 13th, 2019
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Wine writer http://www.israelwines.co.il

9.0

Really nice Russian River Chardonnay, elegant smooth and sophisticated with lovely notes of grapefruit, citrus blossom, mineral and hints of light butter and oak, round , smooth body with lovely balanced acidity and a splendid finish. A bit of an old world burgundy style. Lovely my score 90, drink to 2021

Really nice Russian River Chardonnay, elegant smooth and sophisticated with lovely notes of grapefruit, citrus blossom, mineral and hints of light butter and oak, round , smooth body with lovely balanced acidity and a splendid finish. A bit of an old world burgundy style. Lovely my score 90, drink to 2021

Jun 3rd, 2019
Sarah Stierch

Food & Wine Editor Sonoma Valley Sun

8.5

Very light nose with some river rock and a touch of oak. Mouth is lemon curd, kefir lime and light oak that would satisfy an non-fussy sauvignon blanc drinker.

Very light nose with some river rock and a touch of oak. Mouth is lemon curd, kefir lime and light oak that would satisfy an non-fussy sauvignon blanc drinker.

Nov 3rd, 2017
Randy Fuller

BIG Chardonnay! Oak, heft.

BIG Chardonnay! Oak, heft.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 2nd, 2015
Chris Paul

Wine Educator Copain Wines

8.8

Surprisingly lively with tropical fruits and lemon custard.

Surprisingly lively with tropical fruits and lemon custard.

1 person found it helpfulJan 4th, 2015
Blaine Brown

Typical golden apple buttery CA chard.

Typical golden apple buttery CA chard.

1 person found it helpfulDec 10th, 2014
Jeff Manuel

Thanksgiving 2014

Thanksgiving 2014

1 person found it helpfulNov 27th, 2014
Tobin Trevarthen

Yummy. Butterscotch. Vanilla. Light melolactic.

Yummy. Butterscotch. Vanilla. Light melolactic.

Sep 25th, 2016