2007 Gary Farrell Starr Ridge Vineyard Dijon Clones Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.1% alc., pH 3.50, 298 cases, $50. Released November 1, 2009. Dijon clones 114, 115 and 777 from the 24-acre Starr Ridge Vineyard located in the hills just east of the Russian River and southwest of the town of Windsor. · Terrific aromatics featuring an intense perfume of dark, red and black cherry and berry fruits. On the palate, the wine lags the showy aromas, offering a shy but similar fruit profile with notes of forest floor, seasoned oak and savory herbs. Needs more time to shed the oak and drying tannins. Good. Reviewed July 15, 2010

Winery: Gary Farrell Vineyards & Winery
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