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WINE REVIEW: Gary Farrell 2019 Chardonnay, ‘Olivet Lane Vineyard’, Russian River Valley, CA ($50)



by Andrew Chalk


Appearance: Medium gold.


Nose: Tropical fruit (pineapple, mango). lemon, winegums, vanilla.


Palate: Fruits predominate. Mild phenolic backbone. Medium acid.


We have tasted Gary Farrell wines before and found them to consistently justify their reputation as a superior chardonnay and pinot noir producer. This wine maintains the record. It is youthful, in being fruit-driven, with notes of oak and phenols that contribute additional dimensions.


Drink now with, for example, lobster or white-sauced pastas or keep for three to five years.



Sample.



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