This stunning Hallberg exudes cool climate Pinot Noir aromatics of Mullberry, Bay Laurel, Fennel, Satsuma zest and fresh cedar. The palate opens with vibrant flavors of Bing cherry compote, cassis and Hibiscus, followed by earthy tamarind and Oolong tea. The finish is velvety and seductive, yet tangy, with ample acidity to offer years of age in the bottle. A beautiful example of dry farmed Pinot Noir from a cool Coastal climate.
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 nervy, wellstructured wine offers tangy cranberry and dried cherry flavors backed by good acidity and moderate tannin. While not overly full in body, it has the grippy texture to pair with something indulgent and gamy like roast duck or pheasant.