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Review: 2017 Gary Farrell Olivet Lane Chardonnay

March 20, 2020

Respected wine reviewer Fredric Koeppel of Bigger than Your Head rated the 2017 Olivet Lane Chardonnay as excellent in his recent “Wine of the Day” segment. Koppel give high praise to the wine “…there’s a lot of chardonnay here for the price… make no mistake, this is a large-framed, bold chardonnay, but it maintains perfect balance among all the essential elements of chiming acidity, scintillating limestone minerality, penetrating citrus fruit and foundation oak.”

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    Olivet Lane Chardonnay 2017

    Russian River Valley, California

    Pellegrini’s Olivet Lane Vineyard was planted in 1975 to Wente selection on AXR rootstock. The vineyard sits on 65 acres of sloping bench land in the Santa Rosa Plain, in between the warmer Westside Road region and the cooler Green Valley,where warm summer days are moderated by cool breezes and chilly evening temperatures. The combination of low temperatures, regular fog intrusion and well drained loam, clay soils create an excellent environment for growing Chardonnay that develop cool-climate characteristics and impeccable acid at fairly low sugars.The wines from this vineyard simultaneously express power and finesse, and they do so with tremendous balance. 

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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.