2013 Gary Farrell Durell Vineyard Sonoma Valley Chardonnay

13.8% alc., pH 3.35, TA 0.68, 5,881 cases, $55. Released May 2015. A blend from seven vineyards. Harvest Brix 22º-23º. Whole cluster pressed, inoculated with Montrachet yeast. Aged sur lie 8 months in 100% French oak barrels, 40% new. · Moderate golden yellow color in the glass. Very enticing aromas of lemon oil, pineapple, tropical fruits and a hint of new oak. Soft and smooth on the palate, yet enough vibrant acidity to bring the citrus, apple and pear fruits to life. Good richness and viscosity, with admirable integration of oak, and an uplifting finish fueled by bracing acidity. Score: 92. Reviewed July 13, 2015

Winery: Gary Farrell Vineyards & Winery
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