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 Vintage2009 Label 1 of 7 
TypeRed
ProducerGary Farrell (web)
VarietyPinot Noir
Designationn/a
VineyardHallberg Vineyard
CountryUSA
RegionCalifornia
SubRegionSonoma County
AppellationRussian River Valley
UPC Code(s)837434000302

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2012 and 2015 (based on 2 user opinions)

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 90.4 pts. and median of 90 pts. in 15 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by Chili on 11/28/2014 & rated 89 points: Very closed initially from cooler cellar - but with decanting good deep dusty cherries came through (257 views)
 Tasted by BigBoy_Sonoma on 8/28/2014 & rated 93 points: Cranberries, strawberries, herbal tea, smokey oak. A- (481 views)
 Tasted by kcp on 7/13/2014 & rated 91 points: Medium body, rounded fruit, good balance. (437 views)
 Tasted by Surfdoc on 3/22/2014 & rated 89 points: Thick black cherry and oak. (616 views)
 Tasted by Dhsn on 9/21/2012 & rated 88 points: At the site (1713 views)
 Tasted by terroiristblog on 8/4/2012 & rated 89 points: Wine Reviews: Pinot Noir: SRP: $55. The nose opens with oak. Underneath the oak are some ripe, dark cherries, plums, and blackberries, along with some cola and spice. Supple but structured tannins and great acidity, but the oak treatment is too obvious. A disappointment, as this wine clearly has some expensive fruit inside! (1870 views)
 Tasted by Richard Jennings on 7/23/2012 & rated 92 points: Dark ruby color; rich, ripe raspberry, cherry, baked cherry, vanilla nose; tasty, tart raspberry, tart cherry, cinnamon palate, rounded and juicy but balanced with good acidity; medium-plus finish 92+ points (14.1% alcohol; sample provided by winery) (808 views)
 Tasted by affordableCollector on 7/19/2012 & rated 89 points: Single Vineyard Russian River Valley (San Francisco): brilliant in color. cherry, dark fruit, spice, smoke, tobacco on the nose. cherry, nuts, earth, wood, cinnamon on the palate. medium finish. (1037 views)
 Tasted by flying_wineau on 2/1/2012 & rated 90 points: Black raspberry, cherry, and cranberry. Nice. (1630 views)
 Tasted by jerryorlandoWW on 10/3/2011 & rated 91 points: Nice (1379 views)

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By Gregory Walter
PinotReport, Issue #87 (6/15/2013)
(Gary Farrell Pinot Noir Hallberg Vineyard Russian River Valley) Login and sign up and see review text.
By Richard Jennings
RJonWine.com (7/23/2012)
(Gary Farrell Pinot Noir Hallberg Vineyard) Dark ruby color; rich, ripe raspberry, cherry, baked cherry, vanilla nose; tasty, tart raspberry, tart cherry, cinnamon palate, rounded and juicy but balanced with good acidity; medium-plus finish 92+ points (14.1% alcohol; sample provided by winery)  92 points
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Gary Farrell

Producer website

Pinot Noir

Varietal character (Appellation America) | Varietal article (Wikipedia)
Pinot Noir is the Noble red grape of Burgundy, capable of ripening in a cooler climate, which Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot will not reliably do. It is unpredictable and difficult both to grow and to vinify, but results in some of the finest reds in the world. It is believed to have been selected from wild vines two thousand years ago. It is also used in the production of champagne. In fact, more Pinot Noir goes into Champagne than is used in all of the Cote d'Or! It is also grown in Alsace, Germany, the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Croatia, Serbia, Italy, Austria, and so forth, with varying degrees of success.

USA

WineAmerica (National Association of American Wineries) | Free the Grapes!

California

California Wines (Wine Institute of California)

California is one of the most diverse wine regions in the world, with almost 100 grape varieties grown in over 100 viticultural areas, including dozens of ­different microclimates and soil types, as well as a very individualistic set of ­winemakers, many with international experience, which adds to and deepens that diversity.

Sonoma County

Sonoma County Vintners

Russian River Valley

Russian River Valley Winegrowers Association | Wikipedia

 
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