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