Gary Farrell Chardonnay Russian River Valley 2007

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The 2007 Cresta Ridge Chardonnay shows intense aromas and flavors of candied lemon peel, Gravenstein apple, fresh gin...

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The 2007 Cresta Ridge Chardonnay shows intense aromas and flavors of candied lemon peel, Gravenstein apple, fresh ginger and melon. Other aromas an... Read more

Gary Farrell Wines Chardonnay 2007 Russian River and all other wine from Gary Farrell Wines are readily available to ship at discount prices. We ca... Read more

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External Review
Source: WineChateau.com
09/25/2010

The 2007 Cresta Ridge Chardonnay shows intense aromas and flavors of candied lemon peel, Gravenstein apple, fresh ginger and melon. Other aromas and flavors include a fresh white floral perfume and a pronounced chalk dust or gravel-like minerality, which is a signature of this vineyard. Toasty oak notes of popcorn and angel food cake also make an appearance. Consume this sophisticated beauty over the next two to four years.


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Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
03/16/2010

Gary Farrell Wines Chardonnay 2007 Russian River and all other wine from Gary Farrell Wines are readily available to ship at discount prices. We carry many premium wine from across the world.


Winemaker's Notes:

2007 was another example of our region’s remarkable consistency. The short rainy season with less than usual amounts of rain, coupled with the warm spring temperatures led to an early bud break. Subtle spring heat spikes and wind conditions contributed to varying degrees of “shatter” in the vineyard. “Shatter” is when flowers bloom on the vine but don’t get pollinated, thus preventing their development into berries. This shatter, together with the previous year’s large yields, led to a relatively light crop which in turn resulted in smaller berries showing very intense flavor and great color. Once bud break occurred, our weather steadied, making for near perfect ripening conditions which lasted all the way through harvest. It certainly appears that the 2007 vintage from the Russian River Valley will turn out to be one of significant depth and concentration.

Tasting Notes:

The 2007 Cresta Ridge Chardonnay shows intense aromas and flavors of candied lemon peel, Gravenstein apple, fresh ginger and melon. Other aromas and flavors include a fresh white floral perfume and a pronounced chalk dust or gravel-like minerality, which is a signature of this vineyard. Toasty oak notes of popcorn and angel food cake also make an appearance. Consume this sophisticated beauty over the next two to four years.

2007 was another example of our region’s remarkable consistency. The short rainy season with less than usual amounts of rain, coupled with the warm spring temperatures led to an early bud break. Subtle spring heat spikes and wind conditions contributed to varying degrees of “shatter” in the vineyard. “Shatter” is when flowers bloom on the vine but don’t get pollinated, thus preventing their development into berries. This shatter, together with the previous year’s large yields, led to a relatively light crop which in turn resulted in smaller berries showing very intense flavor and great color. Once bud break occurred, our weather steadied, making for near perfect ripening conditions which lasted all the way through harvest. It certainly appears that the 2007 vintage from the Russian River Valley will turn out to be one of significant depth and concentration.

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193 cases produced.

Chemical Analysis:

Alcohol: 14.3%
Total Acidity: 6.15 grams per liter

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