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2015 Bacigalupi Vineyard Chardonnay
2015 Bacigalupi Vineyard Chardonnay
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, in 1964, they were among the first in the area to plant Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The Bacigalupi family grapes garnered fame in 1976 when they were used to make Chateau Montelena’s winning entry in that year’s Paris Tasting. The oldest vines that remain on the property were planted in 1967 on St. George rootstock and are a mix of head trained and cordon-trained vines. This historic block is one of the main components of our new Bacigalupi Chardonnay blend.
 
TASTING NOTES: Delicate aromas of perfume and white flowers slowly fill the glass. Hints of Gravenstein apple, nectarines, and apricots provide depth. The palate is exceptionally soft upon entry, and the abundant floral and fruit elements integrate seamlessly. Poised and deftly balanced, the subtle intensity of flavors and texture create an elegant backdrop and a persistent finish.
 
Bacigalupi Vineyards, Goddard Ranch
DISTANCE FROM WINERY
7.1 miles
 
SIZE
121 acres
 
GROWERS
Helen and John Bacigalupi, Owners
John Bacigalupi, Vineyard Manager
 
VARIETALS SOURCED HERE
Chardonnay
 
CLONE/ROOTSTOCK INFO
Chardonnay: Wente, clone 4, clone 5 planted on St. George, 110R and AxR rootstock
 
SOILS
Arbuckle gravelly 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 Bacigalupi family grapes garnered fame in 1976 when they were used to make Chateau Montelena’s winning entry in that year’s Paris Tasting. The oldest vines on the property were planted in 1967 on St. George rootstock and are a mix of head-trained and cordon-trained vines. Vine orientation in our blocks is predominantly north/south with east/west exposure.
 
FRUIT CHARACTER
Chardonnay: floral, honeysuckle, lemon oil, stone fruit
 
 
 
95 Points
Wine Enthusiast
 
"Made from one of the vineyard's historic blocks, this is a lush, inviting and complex wine, defined by golden honey apple and nutmeg. The texture is contoured and structured, with the richness of lemon meringue, but the balance is what stands out most. A tang of white pepper flirts on the finish." — October 2016
94 Points
Prince of Pinot
 
"Moderate golden yellow color and clear in the glass. Aromas of lemon curd, spice, steel and petrol lead off. Soft and pleasingly smooth on the palate, with a luscious core of lemon, pineapple, peach, butterscotch and toast that won’t let go on the finish that is blessed with a cleansing cut of clean acidity. " – June 2016
Vineyard: Bacigalupi Vineyard (Goddard Ranch)
Composition: 100% Chardonnay
Aging: 8 months in 40% new French oak
Alcohol: 13.5%
pH / T.A.: 3.26 / 6.5 gm/L
Production: 334 Cases
 
VIDEO: Learn about Bacigalupi Vineyard from our grower partner John Bacigalupi and winemaker Theresa Heredia.
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SKU: GFVCH151BG
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