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Theresa Heredia

USA, Chardonnay, Gary Farrell, Westside Farms, Russian River Valley, Sonoma, California, 2010

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N/ A light oak presence to start, but grows with time in the glass to become about 3 out of 10 on my California Chard oak scale. Well suited, I would assume, for most California Chard drinkers. In my opinion, higher levels tend to make the wine out of balance. Green and yellow apples.  Round, soft hay and […]

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WineMaker Spotlight, Winemakers, Theresa Heredia, Gary Farrell Winery, Russian River Valley, Sonoma Valley, California

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Gary Farrell Winery has legendary status. They have been producing award wining pinot noir and chardonnay for decades. In May 2012, they hired Theresa Heredia to take over their winemaking. I’ve recently gotten to know more about Theresa, and her impressive wine credentials. We actually have related scientific backgrounds. She also shares my fascination with […]

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USA, Sauvignon Blanc, Gary Farrell, Sonoma County, California, Red Wood Ranch, 2010

N/ Almost no cat / ammonia aromas… thankfully! Soft steamed hay and yellow tropicals. White flowers floating on pear syrup. Rock dust. Fresh spring water. Terrific, except for some hints of chlorine. T/ Medium mouthfeel. Crisp. Light tropicals, lime, and green apple skins. Honeysuckle. A gentle, soft mineral close that lingers. Very well done, but she […]

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