< News

Wine of the Week: Gary Farrell 2018 Russian River Selection Chardonnay

October 23, 2020

The Times Weekly selected Gary Farrell 2018 Russian River Selection Chardonnay as its latest wine of the week recommendation. Described as voluptuous, the writer adds the wine “opens up with a nose full of ripe tropical fruit and exotic flowers, followed by tangy citrus and star fruit on the tongue. The wine literally dances down your throat with a balanced grace supplied by ample stone fruit; white peaches, nectarines, ripe Asian pear and a nice hint of earthiness to remind you of where it came from.”

The feature continues to share details about the vineyards and winemaking details, and Winemaker Theresa Heredia’s efforts to capture the essence of a place in the bottle. The writer shares additional tasting notes of the wine and range of food pairings to consider enjoying it with as well.

GFW_TimesWeekly_10.15.2020

Related Wines

    Gary Farrell Winery

    Russian River Selection Chardonnay 2018

    Russian River Valley, California

    The Russian River Selection bottlings are quintessential Russian River Valley wines blended from some of the winery’s top vineyard sources. They are beautiful expressions of their varietal type and of the appellation’s unique terroir, each blend capturing the richness, purity and elegance that are Gary Farrell Winery’s trademarks. This layered and complex Chardonnay brings together fruit from several of our favorite Russian River Valley vineyard sites.

Related Producers

    Gary Farrell Winery

    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.