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2010 Gary Farrell Rochioli-Allen Vineyards Russian River Valley Chardonnay

14.1% alc., pH 3.35, TA 0.66, 298 cases, $45. Sourced from Rochioli and Allen vineyards. 100% barrel fermented for 7 months in 40% new Francois Frères oak barrels. · Light golden straw color and clear in the glass. Aromas of buttery brioche, lemon, pear and smoky oak. Restrained and reserved, offering flavors of citrus, honeyed caramel and the slightest oak, and a slightly creamy texture. A solid, slightly austere wine that was more striking when reviewed three months ago. Good. Reviewed June 23, 2013

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