2009 Gary Farrell Hallberg Vineyard Dijon Clones Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.1% alc., pH 3.42, TA 0.67, 307 cases, $60. Released February 1, 2012. 100-acre vineyard named for its previous owners, Don and Marcia Hallberg. Now meticulously farmed by owner Kirk Lokka, a Sonoma-Cutrer alumnus. Dijon clones. · Moderate reddish-purple hue in the glass. Shy, but pleasant aromas of dark red and black cherries and berries, picking up more intensity over time in the glass. Very soft and silky in the mouth, with flavors of earthkissed dark red and purple fruits, finishing with exuberant cherries and raspberries and a good cut of acidity. Not fully expressive now, but still leaves a nice impression. Very good. Reviewed December 8, 2012

Winery: Gary Farrell Vineyards & Winery
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