2015 Gary Farrell Pinot Noir Russian River Selections

Year: 2015
Appellation: Russian River Valley
Country: USA - California
Wine Spectator: 87
Jeb Dunnuck: 91--Wine Enthusiast: 94
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 13.9%
Price :

"Trim and distinctive, if on a modest scale, with an offering of tart dark berry, fresh earth and light oak. Has room to grow. Drink now through 2022. 8,904 cases made.–JL " (WS)

"The 2015 Pinot Noir Russian River Selection is a classic, well-made California Pinot Noir. Spiced cherries, raspberries, flowers, and subtle smoky, earthy notes all flow to a medium-bodied, balanced, elegant wine that's already drinking beautifully, yet is capable of keeping for 5-7 years." (JD)

"Crisp acidity buoys sharp red fruit in this delectable wine—a blend of multiple sites across the appellation. Medium build, it shows youthful tannins and oak that supports without intrusion, allowing the crunch of cranberry, strawberry and pomegranate to speak forcefully." (WE)

Winery Notes:
Finesse and elegance are hallmarks of this delightful appellation blend. Vibrant notes of wild strawberries, raspberry preserves, and pomegranate fill the glass. Delicate aromas of rose petals and violets intertwine with a backdrop of cinnamon, grated nutmeg, pink peppercorn, and dried cloves. Medium bright upon entry, flavors of cherry cola and Ceylon black tea coat the palate and are balanced with traces of vanilla and blonde toast.