Gary Farrell

Westside Farms Russian River Valley Chardonnay

9.057 ratings
9.15 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
Top Notes For
Nathan Claiborn

It's come a long way over the years.

It's come a long way over the years.

Aug 28th, 2015
Christanna Honer

Bought at winery. Tasted a little over acidic--bummer cuz it was a beauty. Perhaps should have had it sooner?

Westside Farms vyd

Bought at winery. Tasted a little over acidic--bummer cuz it was a beauty. Perhaps should have had it sooner?

Westside Farms vyd

Nov 4th, 2014
Ken Venezio

Coravin'd a glass. Opens with a buttery nose but it's much more acidic than buttery. Nice fruit notes of Key Lime and peach. Somewhat of a longer orangey finish. I liked it better less chilled.

Coravin'd a glass. Opens with a buttery nose but it's much more acidic than buttery. Nice fruit notes of Key Lime and peach. Somewhat of a longer orangey finish. I liked it better less chilled.

Aug 20th, 2018
Mark Flesher

Very nice Chard. Tasted better closer to room temp than it did in the mid-50's. This one had a mango, guava, blood orange nose to it. The entry of this wine was softer at first, but then had great minerality in the middle with some herbal influence and a nuttiness on the finish. The finish is where this one really didn't perform well until it was closer to room temp. Overall I am really quite pleased with this wine. Falls short when served cold, yet has a very nice personality with a little bit of chill to it. I think this one will integrate nicely over the next 1 or 2 years and think this one has at least 5 or 7 years before it develops some tertiary notes. Very nice tonight however!

Very nice Chard. Tasted better closer to room temp than it did in the mid-50's. This one had a mango, guava, blood orange nose to it. The entry of this wine was softer at first, but then had great minerality in the middle with some herbal influence and a nuttiness on the finish. The finish is where this one really didn't perform well until it was closer to room temp. Overall I am really quite pleased with this wine. Falls short when served cold, yet has a very nice personality with a little bit of chill to it. I think this one will integrate nicely over the next 1 or 2 years and think this one has at least 5 or 7 years before it develops some tertiary notes. Very nice tonight however!

Jun 7th, 2018
Emily Biskup

Fantastic. Absolutely amazing.

Fantastic. Absolutely amazing.

Apr 21st, 2018
Justin C. Thompson

It tastes like the Russian river valley with a balance of acidity, minerality and slight vanilla.

It tastes like the Russian river valley with a balance of acidity, minerality and slight vanilla.

Mar 18th, 2018
Mark Flesher

Probably one of the better Chards from Gary Farrell. Buttah factor = 6.5. This wine has lots of honeysuckle on the nose. Getting some butter, but not as much as the palate would indicate. This wine is big on the front. Glycerine and butter initially but goes to honey and melon and a little mango. There was a semi tart to the back. Wine finishes a bit short and much more crisp than the front. Overall a very enjoyable chard.

Probably one of the better Chards from Gary Farrell. Buttah factor = 6.5. This wine has lots of honeysuckle on the nose. Getting some butter, but not as much as the palate would indicate. This wine is big on the front. Glycerine and butter initially but goes to honey and melon and a little mango. There was a semi tart to the back. Wine finishes a bit short and much more crisp than the front. Overall a very enjoyable chard.

Jun 30th, 2017
Paul Ramirez

Ok. Has Chardonnay "Bite".

Ok. Has Chardonnay "Bite".

Dec 21st, 2016
Jean-Philip Journeault

2013

Nov 26th, 2016
Denis Roy

Stunning

Stunning

Mar 19th, 2016