2013 Gary Farrell Hallberg Vineyard Dijon Clones Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.2% alc., pH 3.46, TA 0.66, 955 cases, $60. Released February 2015. Clones 667 and 777. Small percentage of whole cluster inclusion. 5 to 7-day cold soak, 10 to 15 day extended maceration post fermentation, aged 9 months in 100% French oak barrels, 40% new. · Medium reddish purple hue in the glass. The perfume of fresh, dark red cherries and berries is complimented by the scent of sous-bois. Impressive attack and finish of mid weight dark red fruits framed by suave tannins. Very silky and polished in the mouth with perfect integration of oak, and uplifting, juicy acidity on the finish that hangs around for quite a spell. Score: 92. Reviewed July 12, 2015

Winery: Gary Farrell Vineyards & Winery
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