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2010 Gary Farrell Westside Farms Russian River Valley Chardonnay

14.2% alc., pH 3.29, TA 0.74, 372 cases, $38. From a 40-acre vineyard a short distance from the winery farmed by Ron and Pam Kaiser. Clone 4 planted in 1989. Whole cluster pressed, 100% barrel fermented, aged 7 months in 40% new French oak barrels. · Light golden straw color in the glass. Demure aromas of citrus peel, tropical fruits and vanilla with a subtle steely tone. Juicy with delicate flavors of lemon, lime, white peach, brown butter and a hint of smoky oak. Rather reserved, but pleasant. Good. Reviewed June 23, 2013

Winery: Gary Farrell Vineyards & Winery
From article: Sips of California Chardonnay & A Few Other Whites