2013 Gary Farrell Russian River Valley Selection Rosé of Pinot Noir

13.5% alc., pH 3.33, TA 0.65, 209 cases, $28. Released May 2014. Pinot Noir clone 37 from Dutton Ranch-Wat Vineyard in the Green Valley of Russian River Valley, harvested at 22º Brix specifically for this bottling. Whole cluster pressed. 70% stainless steel fermented and 30% fermented in used French oak barrels for two weeks. The entire blend was aged 2 months in stainless steel. · Lovely pink apricot color. Satisfying aromas of alpine strawberry, peach, yellow rose petal and a pinch of herbs. Plenty of verve on the palate with bright flavors of strawberry, raspberry, cherry and citrus. A vein of acidity gives the wine focus. Score: 90. Reviewed July 19, 2014

Winery: Gary Farrell Vineyards & Winery
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