The philosophy at Gary Farrell Winery is ‘grounded in a total commitment to detail – from grape to glass.” Sourcing grapes from – and maintaining relationships with – quality growers is the foundation of this philosophy. The grapes from the 2010 Sauvignon Blanc are from Redwood Ranch, located in the southern end of Alexander Valley. Growers Jim and Gayle Reed share the same commitment to quality and practice sustainable wine-growing techniques.
The Wine: Light straw in color with aromas of fresh meadows. A mineral dry mouth feel with hints of grapefruit rind leads to a ‘fruit burst’ on the finish. This in not a ‘grassy – I just mowed my lawn and I think I can taste it in my glass’ Sauvignon Blanc, rather a refined, fresh and elegant wine. While this wine is able to stand on its own as a sipping wine, but please don’t assume this is ‘quick-quaffing-on-the-deck-wine’. The elegant nature of this wine makes it a great choice for a wedding or graduation party. This wine is perfectly at home when you are serving salad entrees for dinner, and would make an impressive hostess gift.
| Alcohol 14.1% | Retails $25 (discounts to club members) | 1,563 cases produced | Bottle closure: screw cap
Many thanks to the Winemakers at Gary Farrell Vineyards & Winery, Redwood Ranch and Vineyards and Folsom and Associates for providing the wine.
I have always been a big fan of Gary Farrell. I guess they lost a little bit of caché when Gary sold the winery, but they are still among my favorites. Thanks for the write-up of the Sauv Blanc, I usually focus in the chard and the pinot.
I’m putting this wine on my list to buy for a friend for a birthday or special occasion. She loves Sauvignon Blanc and it would be a great gift for her.