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2015 Bacigalupi Vineyard Pinot Noir

93 Points | Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

2015 Bacigalupi Vineyard Pinot Noir

Russian River Valley

Tasting Notes
This classic Russian River Valley Pinot Noir expresses characteristics that are true to the Middle Reach, the most famous neighborhood within the appellation. Bacigalupi is situated in the northernmost part of the region, which produces wines with vibrant red cherry, rose petal, wet earth and black tea. The fruit is fleshy and succulent; oozing ripe, wild strawberry and raspberry. Underneath the fruit are layers of earthiness, reflecting the sandy, gravelly soil upon which this vineyard lies. The tannins are velvety and supple; the acid is persistent, but not dominant. All of these characteristics create a balanced wine that is rich and luscious, yet simultaneously tart and mouthwatering, with a long, silky finish.
Vineyard Notes
In 1956, Helen and Charles Bacigalupi purchased 121 acres of prime vineyard land along Westside Road in the heart of 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. 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. The ranch was purchased by the Bacigalupi family in 1993 and Block 9 is planted entirely to Wente selection Pinot Noir, which produces a classically elegant Russian River Pinot Noir.
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