Gary Farrell, Olivet Lane Vineyard Chardonnay 2017, Russian River Valley, California
Tasting Note: A gentle, Olivet-Lane-Vineyard chardonnay anchored in orchard fruit and brimming with subtlety.
Pale-intensity lemon in color, this wine has an aromatic, medium-plus-intensity nose of fuji apple, golden pear, nectarine, lemon zest and blossom.
On the palate the dry, medium-plus-bodied chardonnay has medium-to-medium-plus-intensity flavors suggested on the nose supported by medium acidity and completing with the faintest hints of honey and vanilla.
There is bread dough on the midpalate that softens the wine without muting any of the fruit.
A chardonnay that will please your friends who swear by unoaked chardonnay as well as your friends who enjoy the slightest hint of oak.
Bottle Note: No 2736.
Tasting Date: June 5, 2021
This wine was submitted for review.