2015 Gary Farrell Russian River Valley Selection Russian River Valley Chardonnay

13.8% alc., pH 3.24, TA 0.71, 4,368 cases, $35. Sourced from seven vineyards anchored by Westside Farms and Bacigalupi vineyards. Harvest Bris 21º-23º. Whole cluster pressed, barrel fermented in 30 to 40% new French oak barrels for 9 months. 100% MLF. Both traditional barrels and 500-L puncheons were used. · Moderate golden yellow color in the glass. Delicate aromas of lemon oil, white flower blossom and nutty oak. More enjoyable in the mouth, with a citrus driven core of fruit. Crisp, clean, lean and silky, with a nut oil thread in the background. Score: 88. Reviewed October 8, 2017

Winery: Gary Farrell Vineyards & Winery
From article: Sips of Recently Tasted California Wines