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2007 Gary Farrell Rochioli-Allen Vineyards Russian River Valley Chardonnay

14.2% alc., pH 3.35, 472 cases, $41. Released November 1, 2009. Clone 5, 15, 12 and 8 from Rochioli Vineyard (43%) and clones 15 and 76 from Allen Vineyard (57%). Aged in 55% new French oak. · Needs some time in the glass to release its charms. Lovely scent of lemons, poached apples, and wet rocks leading to a relatively lush mouth feel and flavors of tropical fruits, orange peel, and green apples. A wine with serious intentions. Very good. Reviewed July 15, 2010

Winery: Gary Farrell Vineyards & Winery
From article: Gary Farrell Vineyards & Winery: Embracing the Legacy