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2010 Gary Farrell Russian River Selection Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.1% alc., pH 3.45, TA 0.65, 6,842 cases, $42. Released December 2012. Sourced from multiple premium vineyards including Toboni, Hallberg, Floodgate and Rochioli. 100% de-stemmed, aged 8 months in 40% new French oak barrels. · The nose is quite charming, particularly for those who cherish Russian River Valley Pinot Noir. Aromas of Bing and Maraschino cherries, spice and brioche, with a slight confected tone. Mid-weight cherry core with a subtle oak riff and a crisp, citrus-driven finish. Elegant and pleasant with a refreshing tone. Good. Reviewed April 13, 2013

Winery: Gary Farrell Vineyards & Winery
From article: Sips of California Pinot Noir: Recently Sampled Wines