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2016 Chardonnay, Russian River Valley
"Bacigalupi Vineyard"

2016 Chardonnay, Russian River Valley

Winemaking & Vineyard Details

Appellation
Russian River Valley
Fermentation
Barrel fermented on lees.
Blend
100% Chardonnay
Aging
11 months French Oak (30% New)
TA | pH
3.59
Residual Sugar
1.2 g/L
Tannin
5.01 g/L
Production
11 barrels, 279 cases
PRICE
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$42.00
 
SKU: ECHAR16

Impressions

Nose: Sweet buttered hazelnuts, lemon blossoms, smoke.
Mouth: Citrus, quince, spicy yeast notes and minerality.
 
Vineyard
Chardonnay grapes were first planted by the Bacigalupi
family on West Side Road in 1956, and were a major player
in the legendary 1976 Paris Wine Tasting where they made
a 40 % contribution to the wine finishing first in a flight
stacked with Grand Cru and Premier Cru Burgundies.
 
Bacigalupi Vineyard is situated along the “middle reach” of
the Russian River Valley AVA, one mile west of the Russian
River and two miles south of its confluence with Dry Creek.
During the growing season, the climate is typically warm to
hot at noon, but mitigated by afternoon breezes,
perpetually cool nights, and repeating patterns of morning
and evening fog.
 
Fruit was selected from a block planted in 1976 with
chardonnay clone 4 on AXR1 rootstock growing on a classic
“California T” trellis, the grapes receive only filtered lights
– reaching maturity with green supple berries – retaining
pure fruit characters. The east-west axis provides great
exposure while the 8x12” vine spacing harmonizes with the
well-drained soils, ideal climate and “old school”
viticulture to prompt low yielding vines that engender
elegant and stylish flavorful wines.

Metrics

Blend
100% Chardonnay
Aging
11 months French Oak (30% New)
TA | pH
3.59
Residual Sugar
1.2 g/L
Tannin
5.01 g/L
Production
11 barrels, 279 cases
Production
Cooler than normal temperatures in August allowed for a steady, gradual ripening, which produces wines of rich complexity, and higher than average natural acidity.

TASTING ROOM
8085 Perry Creek Road
Somerset, CA 95684
p 530.620.6200
Open Thursday – Sunday 11am – 5pm

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