Gary Farrell Russian River Selection Chardonnay 2015

$34.99

95 Points - limited                                              Wine Enthusiast's Wine of The Year for 2017 - limited. 95 Points Wine Enthusiast (2017 Wine of The Year):  "A scent of French butter offers an immediate invitation to this excellent wine. Austerity on the palate gives way to a juicy core of invigorating tangerine and white peach flavors. The gravelly minerality on the midpalate finishes softly and with ease. If you love Chardonnay, this one belongs in your glass."

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Ratings on Delectable

Sarah Stierch Delectable Pro

Food & Wine Editor Sonoma Valley Sun

Very light nose with some river rock and a touch of oak. Mouth is lemon curd, kefir lime and light oak that would satisfy an non-fussy sauvignon blanc drinker.

Very light nose with some river rock and a touch of oak. Mouth is lemon curd, kefir lime and light oak that would satisfy an non-fussy sauvignon blanc drinker.

8.5

Mark Flesher

Most of the Farrell wines really do strike a very nice balance between buttery and acidic. This one is no different. Definite notes of butter, but also has a more acidic and tart side. The wine poured a medium straw color into the glass. The nose was butter and honey. Quite nice, actually. The entry was immediately more of a softer, full bodied, rounded edged wine that was all butter up front. Melon and mango abounded through the middle of the wine and finished with a lot of sharp acidity. This wine is insanely young. I felt that this one really could have used a 1-hour decant, and probably was murdered tonight, but it was the best option in a cellar of red wine when the chef calls for a white! Drink with a lot of bottle decant, or hold for 1-2 yrs before opening.

Most of the Farrell wines really do strike a very nice balance between buttery and acidic. This one is no different. Definite notes of butter, but also has a more acidic and tart side. The wine poured a medium straw color into the glass. The nose was butter and honey. Quite nice, actually. The entry was immediately more of a softer, full bodied, rounded edged wine that was all butter up front. Melon and mango abounded through the middle of the wine and finished with a lot of sharp acidity. This wine is insanely young. I felt that this one really could have used a 1-hour decant, and probably was murdered tonight, but it was the best option in a cellar of red wine when the chef calls for a white! Drink with a lot of bottle decant, or hold for 1-2 yrs before opening.

9.0

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