The 2017 Gary Farrell 'Hallberg' Pinot Noir Russian River Valley is one of our recent favorites. Bursting with cherry aromas, currant and a touch of cola, an incredible palate of concentrated fruit flavors blend with mushrooms, floral and and a touch of spice on the finish. Single vineyard magic!
Located along a ridge top amongst the native redwoods, oaks and madrones, Gary Farrell's winery is smack dab in the middle of the Russian River Valley and nestled into one of the most magical places on earth. The winery specializes in making some of the best Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs from Sonoma's most recognized regions. Their winery is immaculate and ideal for serious winemaking. An array of presses, sorting tables and temperature controlled tanks mean that they have the utmost control during fermentation and winemaking. But it's not enough to be technically perfect - these guys have committed themselves to cultivating relationships with growers, vendors and customers too. A wine crafted with integrity and honesty goes a long way to make friends, don't you agree?
Forceful in black tea, warm spice and forest floor, this bold, beautifully layered vineyard-designate wine is complemented by underlying red tones of pomegranate, cranberry and wild strawberry. Balanced, complex and eminently appealing, it features silky, elegant tannins.