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Wines from Classic to Creative for any Thanksgiving Celebration

November 16, 2020

The Washington Post selected Gary Farrell Russian River Selection Pinot Noir 2017 as one of five wine recommendations for Thanksgiving, awarding it with a “sublime” four star rating! Longtime wine columnist Dave McIntyre offers readers with an interesting piece of context about this wine, explaining “many winemakers feature single-vineyard wines and craft a blend out of the remaining barrels. Theresa Heredia does the reverse — she considers her Russian River Selection pinot noir and chardonnay as her top wines and uses the best barrels for them.”

Heredia also harvests her fruit earlier than most in the region, “thereby clothing the Russian River Valley’s power in a sheath of elegance and freshness.” Continuing, McIntyre adds, “the 2017 pinot noir is silky in texture and bursting with flavors of Rainier cherries, raspberries, wildflowers and baking spices.” Read the full write up HERE

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    Gary Farrell Winery

    Russian River Selection Pinot Noir 2017

    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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    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.