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Grand Crew: Upcoming New Releases

September 2019

 

Membership in Grand Crew offers first and often exclusive access to our new release single vineyard wines at each release in February, May and September. 

 

2016 Durell Vineyard Chardonnay, Sonoma Valley

Winemakers Selection: Collector & Connoisseur Shipments

The 2016 vintage Durell exudes aromas of honeysuckle, peach, roasted lemon and hazelnut. Bold, spicy and zesty on entry, the palate unfolds into an array of flavors reminiscent of nectarine, white flower petals, wildflower honey and lightly toasted brioche. The wine has a rich and opulent texture, with a beautiful core of acidity that together, create a long, powerful, mouthwatering finish.

 

2016 Rochioli Vineyard Chardonnay, Russian River Valley

Winemakers Selection: Enthusiast Shipments

This beautiful offering emanates aromas of lemon oil, honeysuckle, and dried herbs, with underlying layers of flintiness and fresh cut cedar. The sandy, gravelly riverside soils, warm sunny days and morning fog yield an intensity and concentration that is unique to the Rochioli fruit. The palate offers richness that is classic Russian River Valley, yet possesses energy and vibrancy typical of our house style – ripe golden fruit, lime zest, nectarine and lemongrass, balanced by zesty spice, tangy acidity and just the right amount of phenolic structure.

 

2016 Gap’s Crown Vineyard Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast

Winemakers Selection: Collector & Connoisseur Shipments

Fresh and invigorating flavors of cranberry, tart cherries, and pomegranate introduce this wine from Gap’s Crown. Earthy aromas with savory undertones, hints of cola and dried flowers display the complexity of this unique vineyard site. The mouthfeel is firm, yet elegant, with layers of abundant natural acidity that provide a nice counterpoint to the well-integrated tannic structure.

 

2016 Hallberg Vineyard Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley

Winemakers Selection: Collector, Connoisseur & Enthusiast Shipments

Lush aromas of dark cherry, currants, and cola naturally follow the deep ruby hue of this Hallberg Vineyard Pinot Noir in glass. Dried mushrooms, black tea, and an array of fresh violets, rose petals, and a hint of peppermint provide complexity and intrigue. Exceptional palate weight coupled with a tremendous concentration of fruit flavors and zesty acidity deliver a balanced package of power and finesse.

 

2016 Martaella Vineyard Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley

Winemakers Selection: Collector & Connoisseur Shipments

This Martaella Vineyard Pinot Noir presents a wealth of rich black fruit and endless layers of blue velvet tones. Sweet cedar and a mélange of fresh and dried flowers add elements of intrigue and depth. The mouthfeel is firm, with a solid backbone of supple tannins and textural weight. Well integrated acidity, coupled with the decadent fruit profile and savory essence, create a lasting impression upon the senses.

 

2016 Grist Vineyard Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley

Winemakers Selection: Collector & Connoisseur Shipments

Rustic, earthy aromas of forest floor and red dust introduce this beautiful Zinfandel from Grist Vineyard. Raspberries, black currants, and figs provide an excellent counterpoint and pinpoint balance. The palate follows the nose, with a firm first impression that is quickly followed by elegant layers of fruit and spice. The finish is exceptionally zesty and long, with a generous savory intensity.

 

For more information or assistance customizing please contact the Grand Crew Wine Club 866-277-9463 or crew@garyfarrellwinery.com

 

 

 

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