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2009 Gary Farrell Russian River Selection Pinot Noir

14.1% alc., pH 3.49, TA 0.69, $35. Released May 1, 2011. Sourced from multiple vineyards including Rochioli, Allen and Hallberg. · Moderately dark reddish-purple color in the glass. Muted aromas of well-oaked dark cherry and berry fruit. Savory and slight tart, with flavors of red cherries and cranberries, with riffs of herbs and oak. Mild tannins and very brisk acidity. Lacks the lush fruit character that is usually the high point for Russian River Valley Pinot Noir. Decent. Reviewed June 24, 2012

Winery: Gary Farrell Vineyards & Winery
From article: Along the Pinot Trail in California: Part 2 - North Coast & Other