Alysian Wines:
New Releases from the Russian River Valley


Winemaker Gary Farrell and his long-term colleague Bill Hambrecht established Alysian in 2007 in the Russian River Valley.  Gary Farrell brought three decades of winemaking experience to Alysian and a deep passion for producing Pinot Noir.   We’ve had the good fortune of reviewing the Alysian Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays last year and were blown away by their elegance, refinement and flavor. 

The new releases reviewed here are produced in small lots and are sourced from the finest vineyards in the Russian River Valley such as Rochioli, Floodgate and Hallberg.  They are beautifully crafted and are typical of Gary Farrell’s understated style and refinement.   Included in these new releases is a new Sauvignon Blanc from Floodgate Vineyard that we enjoyed for its herbaceous aromas and flavors and full mouth feel. 

Garry Farrell recently left Alysian to pursue other interests. 

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