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Farrell Family Favorites: Our Favorite Wines Right Now

Posted by Beau Farrell on Oct 24, 2019 12:09:05 PM

No doubt, it’s fun to go big and buy special bottles of wine for those special occasions. But what about everyday wine that deserves no specific party, holiday, or any reason in particular?

At Haskell’s, we’ve built a relationship with customers like you for decades, and we know everyday value like no one else. We know the importance of those special celebrations, but we also know the day-to-day grind of work and rest and time with family and close friends.

Today, I’m pleased to introduce you to a few members of the Farrell family and our favorite wines right now. We’re honored to connect with so many great customers at Haskell’s, who we like to think of as some of our most valuable relationships — so here’s our personal family list of Farrell favorite wines of the moment.

Recommended by Jack Farrell (My dad)

Andre Goichot Côtes du Rhône

"Wines from the Côtes du Rhône region of France are one of our favorite everyday house wines. They really deliver quality wines without costing a lot of money. A blend of mostly Syrah and Grenache grapes, this is a simple yet delicious blend that is a match made in heaven for most red meat and pork dishes. We love to pair it with BBQ ribs. For the money, this wine can't be beat!"

Pick up a bottle of Andre Goichot Côtes du Rhône for a deep, dark red wine full of flavors of fresh fruits with red berries and spices. A full-bodied, rich, and intensely aromatic wine, it offers a big taste that is rambunctious yet rounded with smooth tannins. 

Recommended by: Cathy Farrell (My mom)

Baus Family Chardonnay

"A delicious, chilled glass of Chardonnay is pretty tough to beat in my book. Baus Family Chardonnay is full-bodied and rich without being too heavy. This is a wine that brings California Chardonnay lovers and French Chardonnay lovers together because it is perfectly balanced between its tropical fruit, acidity, and oak — the core of those two types of Chardonnay."

Baus Family Chardonnay has a rich and creamy texture loaded with fresh tropical fruit flavors. The fruit-forward notes of peach, pear, and lemon peel combine with a hint of vanilla and a touch of oak.

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Recommended by: Ted Farrell (My brother)

Gearbox Pinot Noir

"As a Burgundy and Pinot Noir fan, it can be tough to find a wine that doesn't let you down after a hard day at the office. This wine is consistent — thanks to the Stelvin screw cap enclosure — and I know what I am getting into when I crack one of these bottles open. Pair it effortlessly with a multitude of dishes. My favorite pairing options with this Pinot Noir are salmon on the grill or a whole roasted chicken. Delightful."

Gearbox Pinot Noir hails from California with a dense, sophisticated body that over-delivers with fresh strawberries, wild raspberries, and spicy cherry cola. Well-balanced acidity leads into a delicate cream and caramel finish.

Recommended by: Beau Farrell (that’s me!)

Charles Vienot Beaujolais-Village

"I chose this wine for two reasons: 

  1. I am literally named after the region it comes from — Patrick Beaujolais Farrell — as it comes from Beaujolais, France. That’s a great region that’s getting some well-deserved attention. 
  2. It is as easy going as I am. It's light enough to pair with most dishes — or people because you know how challenging it can be to find something everyone likes — and it’s still robust enough to be served on its own."

Charles Vienot Beaujolais-Village uses Gamay grapes and offers tannins with a body of dark red fruits like blackcurrant saturating the palate.

Now join the family and enjoy some of these bottles of wine for yourself. Thanks for being a valued Haskell’s customer!

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