2021 Gary Farrell 'Russian River Selection' Chardonnay Russian River Valley


This incredibly aromatic Russian River Chardonnay boasts fresh, lifted aromas of honeysuckle, white peach, green apple and honeydew melon. The palate unfolds with flavors of roasted nectarine, Meyer lemon, ginger-honey brioche, lime zest and a just fleck of hazelnut adds layers of richness and complexity. The finish is bright and crisp, with a rich, creamy texture that carries through to the tangy, persistent finish.

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?

Theresa Heredia
10 months
Oak Treatment:
30% new French oak
Russian River Valley
Total Varietal Composition %:
100% Chardonnay
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750 ml Bottle

Wine Enthusiast

A flinty aroma, nervy acidity and lean, crisp fruit flavors give this medium-bodied wine a restrained expression at first, as notes of minerals and smoke dominate light tastes of green apples. The wine opens in the glass to show greater depth and breadth with more sipping.