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2016 Chardonnay Bacigalupi Vineyard

2016 Chardonnay Bacigalupi Vineyard
Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Chardonnay
Appellation
Russian River Valley
Vineyard Designation
Bacigalupi Vineyard
Harvest Date
August 30th, 2016
Acid
7.3
pH
3.3
Aging
11 months in French oak barrels, with 40% new Boutes barrels.
Fermentation
100% French oak barrel
Alcohol %
14.5
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SKU: FA16CHB6

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Flavor profile: Meyer lemon, a hint of red apple, and soft hints of baking spices


Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Chardonnay
Appellation
Russian River Valley
Vineyard Designation
Bacigalupi Vineyard
Harvest Date
August 30th, 2016
Acid
7.3
pH
3.3
Aging
11 months in French oak barrels, with 40% new Boutes barrels.
Fermentation
100% French oak barrel
Alcohol %
14.5
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
2016 was a year characterized by low crop yields and even ripening. Our 2016 Flanagan Chardonnay Bacigalupi Vineyard spent 11 months in French cooperage with 40% of that new. The nose has ripe Meyer lemon and a hint of red apple. The palate is very delineated and balanced. The ripe citrus maintains the tension and the sur lie barrel aging creates a beautiful texture. Like well-made Chardonnay from great vineyards around the world this wine benefits from getting some air, will age for years, and is best when served around 50 degrees.
Vineyard Notes
Just south of our winery on West Dry Creek Road the Bacigalupi family owns approximately 120 acres of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir Vineyards on Westside Road. The vineyard in located within the upper reach of Russian River Valley which is afforded a bit warmer day-time temperatures and not quite as much fog influence as the rest of the Russian River Valley AVA. With the combination of the vineyard being further in proximity to the coast, the age of the grapevines, and our barrel regime choices this wine tends to lean a bit more on the lush side for our Chardonnay program. We sourced fruit for the 2016 Flanagan Chardonnay Bacigalupi Vineyard from one of their top blocks. Bacigalupi was the source of the Chateau Montelena Chardonnay that, famously, beat the French wines at the “Judgement of Paris” tasting in 1976.
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