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2018 Chardonnay Bacigalupi Vineyard

2018 Chardonnay Bacigalupi Vineyard
Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Chardonnay
Appellation
Russian River Valley
Vineyard Designation
Bacigalupi Vineyard
Harvest Date
Sept. 10th, 2018
Acid
7.71
pH
3.36
Aging
for 11 months in French oak barrels from Boutes cooperage with 40% new barrels
Alcohol %
14.0
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$68.00
/ 750ml bottle
SKU: FA18CHB6

90 CASES

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Flavor profile: citrus, peach blossoms, fresh White peach, Meyer lemon, toasted brioche on the finish.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Chardonnay
Appellation
Russian River Valley
Vineyard Designation
Bacigalupi Vineyard
Harvest Date
Sept. 10th, 2018
Acid
7.71
pH
3.36
Aging
for 11 months in French oak barrels from Boutes cooperage with 40% new barrels
Alcohol %
14.0
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Our 2018 Bacigalupi Chardonnay has a nose of citrus and peach blossoms. The palate opens with fresh White peach and Meyer lemon with brioche toast on the finish. Bacigalupi probably has the most classically Russian River profile of all our Chardonnays. We believe in letting each site express itself. That means that each of our wines has a barrel program and wine chemistry unique to that vineyard site in a given vintage. Bacigalupi was the primary source for the Chardonnay that won the Judgement of Paris in 1976. We love working with the Bacigalupi family and our wine continues the tradition of excellence from this famous site.
Vineyard Notes
The 2018 crop was huge. Cluster counts were normal but as the season progressed the berries just kept sizing up. Yields for many varieties were 30% above average. Some cooler sites struggled to ripen the massive crop but the Bacigalupi vineyard had another excellent vintage. Bacigalupi Vineyard straddles West Side Road in the upper reach of the Russian River Valley. The vineyard is 120 acres and encompasses a range of terroir from heavier valley floor soils along the Russian River to alluvial clay loams on the rolling hills to the west of West Side Road. We source our fruit from a really nice block of 25 year old Wente Clone vines on the west (uphill) side of the road.
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