2011 Gary Farrell Rochioli Vineyard Russian River Valley Chardonnay

14.1% alc., pH 3.24, TA 0.72, 405 cases, $50. Released May 2013. Aged 7 months in 40% new French oak barrels. · Moderately light straw color and clear in the glass. Shy, but pleasing aromas of lemongrass, apple, white peach and lemon peel. Creamy and full on the mid palate, offering relatively intense flavors of lemon, grilled pineapple, vanilla and roasted nuts. Thoroughly enjoyable with plenty of verve despite its fruit load, finishing with a lovely lemon drop note. Score: 92. Reviewed July 21, 2013

Winery: Gary Farrell Vineyards & Winery
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