The opening game is strong here, with intoxicating aromas of brandied cherries and raspberry panna cotta that will have your mouth watering before the first sip. Take your time exploring the layers of aroma and flavor here, from juicy red fruits and floral herbs to clove and caramel. The palate pops with cranberry chutney but just beneath that firework you’ll find vanilla bean and ginger snap. Vibrant acidity and silky tannin make this a match made in heaven for just about any meal, and a smorgasbord of flavor all on its own.
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?
This is an outstanding showcase of the appellation, sourced from such stellar sites as Hallberg, Rochioli and Martaella. Fragrant, fruity and herbal, with an exotically spicy undercurrent, it shows a length of fresh pomegranate, raspberry and white pepper all laced by crisp acidity.