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2011 Gary Farrell Russian River Valley Selection Russian River Valley Chardonnay

14.1% alc., pH 3.31, TA 0.70, 5,122 cases, $35. A blend from a dozen vineyards. Aged 7 months in 40% new French oak barrels. · Moderate golden yellow color and clear in the glass. Aromas of golden apple, lemon, buttered brioche and toasty oak. A typical Gary Farrell, acid-driven Chardonnay with flavors of apple, lemon and toasted oak with some citrus-driven length on the brisk finish. Score: 87. Reviewed September 5, 2013

Winery: Gary Farrell Vineyards & Winery
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