Wine Spectator’s Kim Marcus reports on the good news coming out of California: as Pinot Noir continues to expand across the state, rising quality and increased production of single-vineyards wines are gracing the market. Most of these wines are from the coast, where the cooler, maritime influenced climates are better suited for the variety.
The tasting report includes an interview with several winemakers, including Theresia Heredia of Gary Farrell Winery. Marcus exclaims that Gary Farrell has been “firing on all cylinders […] The winery makes a total of 20 different Pinot Noirs. To Heredia, tending to all of the single-vineyard bottlings is one of the most exciting aspects of working in the cellar. ‘There are different [winemaking] recipes for each vineyard,’ she explains. ‘Yes, it’s hard to keep track of all the vineyards, but I love to see the fruit characteristics of each. It’s a very dynamic job.'”
To learn more about California Pinot Noir and Gary Farrell Winery, read the full article HERE.Cascade-Effect-_-Wine-Spectator
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.