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The 14 Best California Pinot Noirs to Drink This Year

October 21, 2020

Liquor.com included Gary Farrell Russian River Selection Pinot Noir in an article about the best California Pinot Noirs to drink this year. Writer Jonathan Cristaldi says, “Gary Farrell Vineyards puts their best foot forward, representing California’s great state with this exquisite pinot. A blend of grapes from vineyards of varying climates, this cuvée features a balance of textures and flavors from renowned slices of the Russian River terroir.”

The write up also offers detailed tasting notes, offering that the “translucent ruby” colored wine offers notes of “cherry, blood orange, clove and grapefruit zest.” Continuing, “Gentle tannins met with sweet cedar unfurl in brown spices, cola, and cinnamon through a red berry-driven finish with elegant minerality.” Read the full story HERE

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    Gary Farrell Winery

    Russian River Selection Pinot Noir 2018

    Russian River Valley, California

    The Russian River Selection bottlings are quintessential Russian River Valley wines blended from some of the region’s top vineyards, taking advantage of varied climates and unique site characteristics.  Undoubtedly showcasing a beautiful expression of the varietal and of the appellation’s unique terroir, this Pinot Noir blend captures the richness, purity and elegance that are Gary Farrell Winery’s trademarks.

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    Russian River Valley, California

    For over 37 years, Gary Farrell Winery has crafted small-lot artisan wines capturing balance and stylistic elegance from some of the finest vineyard sites in the Russian River Valley. In 1985, Winemaker Gary Farrell released his 55 cases of 1982 Rochioli-Allen Pinot Noir to widespread critical acclaim. Since that release, the team at Gary Farrell Winery has consistently focused on rigorous vineyard selection, outstanding grower relationships, and superior quality fruit. For the past 8 years, the current owners have been dedicated to enhancing Gary Farrell’s legacy with a single-minded focus on quality.