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Gary Farrell Russian River Neighborhood Vignettes Series: Middle Reach

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In the ongoing “Neighborhoods of the Russian River Valley”, Gary Farrell Wine Maker Theresa Heredia discusses the Middle Reach. This is the northernmost neighborhood of the Russian River Valley and as a result, it is the warmest. However, the River flows through here, bringing a cooling influence to the area. Diurnal fluctuations are a defining characteristic of the region and the elevations of plantings vary greatly. These wines are velvety and rich, with unmistakable cherry and red fruit notes. Some say tannins here are the highest in the RRV, while the acid levels tend to be lower. These wines are best known for their texture.

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    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.