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Gary Farrell - Sauvignon Blanc Redwood Ranch
The 2008 Sauvignon Blanc exhibits forward aromas of lemon meringue, banana, tart apples, ripe grapefruit and pineapple. The palate confirms the nose with additional candied lemon zest and an exotic spiciness. Medium plus body and acidity support the long lemon meringue and banana cream finish. This Sauvignon Blanc pairs beautifully with shellfish, especially Dungeness crab. This wine will also stand up to rich, spicy Thai and fish dishes.
Gary Farrell - Pinot Noir Carneros Selection
The 2007 Carneros Selection Pinot Noir shows powerful aromas of black cherry cola, plums, rose petal, licorice, baking spices and vanilla. The palate shows juicy dark fruits, candied cherry, spicy tobacco notes and cinnamon with a silky texture and medium body and acidity.
Gary Farrell - Pinot Noir Hallberg Vineyard
The 2007 Hallberg Pinot Noir shows a deep, dark ruby color with medium plus intensity in appearance. The developing nose has medium plus intensity and shows notes of juicy red fruits like raspberry, cherry, plum and pomegranate. Earthy notes of roasted beets and black tea, along with cinnamon and clove from the French oak, add layers of complexity. The palate confirms the nose with medium acidity and body and ripe, fine-grained tannins. The Hallberg Pinot Noir pairs beautifully with grilled dry rub ribeye.
Gary Farrell - Pinot Noir Starr Ridge Vineyard
The 2007 Starr Ridge Pinot Noir shows medium plus intensity in appearance, showing a dark ruby color. The developing nose has medium plus intensity and shows notes of Santa Rosa plum, red cherry, cranberry, pipe tobacco, leather, cinnamon, clove and nutmeg. The palate confirms the nose with medium acidity and body and ripe, fine-grained tannins. This wine pairs beautifully with braised lamb shank and polenta.
Gary Farrell - Chardonnay Rochioli Allen Vineyards
The 2007 Rochioli Chardonnay shows lemon-green color with medium intensity and bright clarity. Developing aromas and flavors of lemon meringue, pie crust, lime and orange peel are accented by flint and a chalk dust-like minerality. Notes of pineapple, vanilla, roasted hazelnuts and a blossom floral character add depth. The wine is supple, well-defined, refreshing, elegant and expressive. Be patient and let this gem sit in the cellar for a few years and you will be greatly rewarded. Try this complex Chardonnay with roasted chicken and new potatoes.