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2019 Gary Farrell Russian River Selection Pinot Noir

2019 Gary Farrell Russian River Selection Pinot Noir

We picked this one up to have on hand for Thanksgiving weekend and figured there’d be a good time to open what we hoped would be a tasty Pinot Noir.

A lot of these Pinots can really get good when you start to spend between $30-$45. Costco’s price was $32.99, which is pretty competitive. It’s in the mid $30’s at a few places online, and as high as $45 on

Gary Farrell Russian River Selection Pinot Noir

The wine also has a pretty remarkable track record of high ratings, solid 90+ ratings for every vintage, every reviewer. This 2019 vintage received a 95 from James Suckling and 93 from Wine Enthusiast.

In the glass the wine is a pale ruby; it is medium bodied with nice fruit; mostly raspberry, cherry and some cranberry, all surrounded with a good dose of acidity which we love in our Pinots.

Spicy into the finish; nice depth all around, with a super lasting finish.

Gary Farrell Russian River Selection Pinot Noir

We’re going to give this one a big thumbs up with 92 points, and we’ll add to our Top Picks list.

The jump in quality when you go from the $15 range to the $30 range for CA Pinots is pretty significant. This bottle is a case in point, and one that we plan to go back to for future vintages. Rating: 92 points (a Costco Wine Top Pick)

Costco item number: 346845

Purchased at Costco in: Atlanta, GA (Cumberland)

Alc. 13.9%

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Wednesday 14th of December 2022

Time for you to review the Bordeaux sampler. It is a GREAT value.

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