Gary Farrell

Russian River Selection Pinot Noir

9.1458 ratings
9.049 pro ratings
Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Top Notes For
Claire Walsh

Enjoyed perhaps a bit earlier than I should've but that's par for the course with my eager drinking style. Classic RRV PN, a bit lighter than I'm used to. Fricken good with my BBQ chicken and zucchini. Tart red fruit cola sass for days with an herbaceous earthy edge...

Enjoyed perhaps a bit earlier than I should've but that's par for the course with my eager drinking style. Classic RRV PN, a bit lighter than I'm used to. Fricken good with my BBQ chicken and zucchini. Tart red fruit cola sass for days with an herbaceous earthy edge...

Mar 27th, 2019
Andrew Lohse

Vibrant nose. Red cherry, blackberry, savory herbs. Light body with a complex finish. Raspberry, tobacco leaf

Vibrant nose. Red cherry, blackberry, savory herbs. Light body with a complex finish. Raspberry, tobacco leaf

Mar 19th, 2018
Kyle Groombridge

Nice Gary with a bit of age on it. Darker fruit than most RRV pinots I've come across. Blackberry, crushed raspberry, and some mint. Smooth and seductive, this is a higher abv Pinot than I typically care for, but it's in a beautiful place and not at all offensive. A touch of earth on the back end and a lovely lasting finish. Nice stuff.

Nice Gary with a bit of age on it. Darker fruit than most RRV pinots I've come across. Blackberry, crushed raspberry, and some mint. Smooth and seductive, this is a higher abv Pinot than I typically care for, but it's in a beautiful place and not at all offensive. A touch of earth on the back end and a lovely lasting finish. Nice stuff.

Oct 12th, 2017
Charlie Beatty

Buyer wineworksonline.com

10

Nice complexity, a little hot on opening. After 20 minutes open it opens up nicely. Layers of berry fruits, great structure , good body at dinner with family.


Nice complexity, a little hot on opening. After 20 minutes open it opens up nicely. Layers of berry fruits, great structure , good body at dinner with family.


5 people found it helpfulDec 1st, 2014
Christopher Wisner

Wine Manager, American Wine & Spirits

9.5

Teresa Heredia has taken Gary Farrell back to what it was originally was, bright, clean, lean, and balanced.

Teresa Heredia has taken Gary Farrell back to what it was originally was, bright, clean, lean, and balanced.

1 person found it helpfulOct 23rd, 2014
Meg Maker

Wine Writer, Maker's Table

8.2

Ruby color ornamented with wild aromatics of blackberry flowers, ripe tomato, black plums, and sweet tobacco. Fleshy and ripe on the palate with flavors of plush red fruits, spicy raspberries, and ripe tangerine. This is a fruit-centric Pinot with ample stage presence, more Bette Midler than Audrey Hepburn. 14.2% abv | $45 (sample)

Ruby color ornamented with wild aromatics of blackberry flowers, ripe tomato, black plums, and sweet tobacco. Fleshy and ripe on the palate with flavors of plush red fruits, spicy raspberries, and ripe tangerine. This is a fruit-centric Pinot with ample stage presence, more Bette Midler than Audrey Hepburn. 14.2% abv | $45 (sample)

1 person found it helpfulMay 5th, 2014
Jenn Berman

Tasting great! Beautiful aroma, integrated-cranberry bay leaf.

Tasting great! Beautiful aroma, integrated-cranberry bay leaf.

1 person found it helpfulMar 9th, 2014
Geoff Troup

Sales Eder Brothers, Cellar Fine Wines

9.0

Very good representation of American Pinot Noir. Retains the high acidity, berry forward quality integral to the grape without the cushion of Syrah like Meomi. Oak prevalent on the nose with smoked creme brulee. A little spice.

Very good representation of American Pinot Noir. Retains the high acidity, berry forward quality integral to the grape without the cushion of Syrah like Meomi. Oak prevalent on the nose with smoked creme brulee. A little spice.

Dec 31st, 2016
Jim Sikes

Fine Thanksgiving wine. Lots of rich flavor and not cherry heavy. Deep for Pinot and long finish. GF is hard to come by here.

Fine Thanksgiving wine. Lots of rich flavor and not cherry heavy. Deep for Pinot and long finish. GF is hard to come by here.

Nov 25th, 2016
S Butterfield

Sommelier Flask Fine Wines

8.9

Silky entry, bright acid, full body, medium but ripe fruit. By the standards of deliciousness it certainly passes.

Silky entry, bright acid, full body, medium but ripe fruit. By the standards of deliciousness it certainly passes.

Apr 26th, 2016