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2013 Bacigalupi Vineyard Pinot Noir
2013 Bacigalupi Vineyard Pinot Noir
Russian River Valley
VINEYARD: In 1956, Helen and Charles Bacigalupi purchased 121 acres of prime vineyard land along Westside Road in the heart of the Russian River Valley, and their grapes garnered fame in 1976 when they were used to make Chateau Montelena’s winning entry in that year’s Paris Tasting. Our Pinot Noir grapes for this release came from one of the newer vineyards called Frost Ranch, located just across the road from the original plantings.
TASTING NOTES: Aromas of rose petal, dried tea leaves, cherry compote and bourbon barrel emanate from the glass, creating an intriguing and mouthwatering effect. The thin-skinned, medium-sized Wente Pinot Noir clusters are packed with lots of flavor and aroma esters, but are less tannic than some of the other popular Pinot Noir clones; thus, the resulting wine is lush, vibrant and juicy, yet supple on the palate, with tangy acidity and velvety tannins to balance the richness.
Bacigalupi Vineyards, Frost Ranch
DISTANCE FROM WINERY
5.8 miles
SIZE
67.67 acres (planted)
GROWERS
Helen and John Bacigalupi, Owners
John Bacigalupi, Vineyard Manager
VARIETALS SOURCED HERE
Pinot Noir
CLONE/ROOTSTOCK INFO
Pinot Noir: Pinot Noir-Wente, planted on St. George rootstock
SOILS
Arbuckle gravelly sandy loam
SITE DESCRIPTION
In 1956 Helen and Charles Bacigalupi purchased 121 acres of prime vineyard land and in 1964 they were one of the first in the Russian River Valley to plant Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The family acquired Frost Ranch in 1993. The property has 67.67 planted acres of Zinfandel, Pinot Noir, Petite Sirah and Chardonnay. Vine row orientation in the Pinot Noir block we source from is north/south with east/west exposure.
FRUIT CHARACTER
Pinot Noir: feminine structure, red fruit, simmered cherry, raspberry, cranberry
93 points
Wine Enthusiast
Review published soon! – June 2016
90 points
International Wine Review
"Beautiful wine with good density of flavor, nicely balanced with soft round tannins and a long persistent finish. A beautiful wine." – September 2015
Vineyard(s): Bacigalupi Vineyard
Composition: 100% Pinot Noir
Aging: 14 months in 40% new French oak
Alcohol: 14.2%
pH / T.A.: 3.48 / 6.4gm/L
Production: 588 cases
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$70.00
/ 750ml
Limited Availability Please Call to Order 707-473-2918
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