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Gary Farrell Winery Among the “Best Chardonnays”, According to Wine Enthusiast

April 6, 2022

For this article, Wine Enthusiast breaks down the value Chardonnay category into Under $25, $25-50 and Over $50 sections, “Like Goldilocks, from a profile and price perspective, everyone has their own “just right” when it comes to Chardonnay.”

Millions of people drink Chardonnay frequently, but there is a wide variety of style, place of origin, and lastly, price to consider. In the middle tier, clocking in at $35, Gary Farrell Winery’s Russian River Selection Chardonnay wins the Editors Choice designation for its 2019 vintage. Reviewer Virginie Boone reports “This outstanding wine offers a full-range of complex flavors, texture and depth, the grapes sourced from a who’s who of sites, including Bacigalupi, Westside Farms and Rochioli. Gravenstein apple, Meyer lemon, tangerine and quenching acidity meld with a butterscotch accent and a balanced, rich texture.” and awards the wine 94 points.


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    Gary Farrell Winery Russian River Selection Chardonnay 2019

    Russian River Valley, California

    The Russian River Selection bottlings are quintessential Russian River Valley wines blended from some of the winery’s top vineyard sources. They are beautiful expressions of their varietal type and of the appellation’s unique terroir, each blend capturing the richness, purity and elegance that are Gary Farrell Winery’s trademarks. This layered and complex Chardonnay brings together fruit from several of our favorite Russian River Valley vineyard sites.

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    For over 40 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. Since 2014, the current owners have been dedicated to enhancing Gary Farrell’s legacy with a single-minded focus on quality, relying on rigorous vineyard selection, outstanding grower relationships and superior quality fruit.