We recently had the pleasure of attending an incredible food and wine pairing in Healdsburg, hosted at Valette.
Chef Dustin Valette created a gorgeous custom lunch menu to be paired with a few select wines from Gary Farrell Vineyards, including a couple of their delicious Chardonnays and of course, Pinot Noirs—because what’s a Russian River tasting without Chards and Pinots??
Gary Farrell’s Chardonnays come from three iconic Russian River Valley vineyards: Rochioli, Allen and Westside Farms.
Their Pinot Noirs’ bright red fruit aromas and black cherry flavors paired perfectly with charcuterie and dishes like duck confit.
While I loved their Chardonnays and Pinots, I was excited to try a couple different varietals that you don’t see quite as frequently in Healdsburg, like their Sauvignon Blanc and Zinfandel, both of which I loved.
Zin is usually my favorite as I love a big, bold red, especially with food.
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