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2015 Bacigalupi Vineyard Pinot Noir
2015 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 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.
 
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.
 
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
Pinot Noir: Wente
 
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
Pinot Noir: cherry cola
 
 
 
Vineyard: Bacigalupi Vineyard (Goddard Ranch)
Composition: 100% Pinot Noir
Aging: 16 months in 40% new French oak
Alcohol: 14.1%
pH / T.A.: 3.37 / 6.8 gm/L
Production: 591 Cases
 
VIDEO: Learn about Bacigalupi Vineyard from our grower partner John Bacigalupi and winemaker Theresa Heredia.
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SKU: GFVPN151BG
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