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2018 Bacigalupi Vineyard Chardonnay

93 Points | International Wine Review

2018 Bacigalupi Vineyard Chardonnay

Russian River Valley

Tasting Notes
Soft and elegant upon first impression, the 2018 Bacigalupi Chardonnay delivers an effortlessly pure expression of the varietal and the iconic vineyard where it is grown. Wild scatterings of chamomile flowers and climbing jasmine infuse the air upon first swirl. Distinctive notes of McIntosh apples, Ceylon cinnamon sticks, and a subtle undertone of beeswax transport you to a summer’s day amongst the old vines. Zesty citrus and a touch of raw honey imparts a graceful silkiness upon the palate from beginning to end.
Vineyard Notes
In 1956, Helen and Charles Bacigalupi purchased 121 acres of prime vineyard land along Westside Road, in the heart of the Russian River Valley. 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 Bacigalupi Chardonnay blend.
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