2013 Gary Farrell Russian River Valley Selection Russian River Valley Chardonnay

14.2% alc., pH 3.35, TA .68, 5,861 cases, $35. Released May 2015. Sourced from seven premium vineyards. Harvest Brix 22º-23º. Whole cluster pressed, inoculated with Montrachet yeast, fermented and aged in 100% French oak barrels, 40% new, for 8 months. · Light platinum yellow color in the glass. Aromas of citrus, pear and warm brioche lead to lush flavors of lemon, tropical citrus, dark caramel and crème brûlée. Slightly creamy on the palate with noticeable oak infusion, finishing crisp in the Gary Farrell style. Score: 89. Reviewed July 13, 2015

Winery: Gary Farrell Vineyards & Winery
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