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Flanagan Chardonnay Bacigalupi
Flanagan Winery
United States - California - Russian River Valley

Just south of the winery, Bacigalupi Vineyard straddles Westside Road in the upper reach of Russian River Valley. The 125 acre vineyard encompasses a range of terroir, from heavier valley floor soil along the Russian River to alluvial clay loam on the rolling hillsides. The fruit is sourced from a superb block of 25 year-old Wente Clone vines located on the western slope of the site. Bacigalupi was the source of the Chateau Montelena Chardonnay that, famously, beat the French wines at the "Judgement of Paris" in 1976.

Bacigalupi Chardonnay has a nose of lemon zest and vanilla bean. The palate opens with red pear and Meyer lemon, and brioche toast and honey comb notes on the finish. Like well-made Chardonnay from great vineyards around the world this wine benefits from getting some air, will age for years, and is best when served chilled around 50 degrees. This wine will evolve in the bottle for many years to come. A terrific wine from one of Sonoma County's top sites for Chardonnay.

Specifications
Appellation
Russian River Valley
Wine Type
White
Varietal(s)
100% Chardonnay
Vinification
Aged 11 months in French oak barrels from Boutes cooperage, 60% new barrels.
Production
112 (9-liter cases)

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2017 Flanagan Chardonnay Bacigalupi - 91 pts - WE

2017 Flanagan Chardonnay Bacigalupi - 91 pts - WE

wine enthusiast 91 pts"Fresh and floral, this bold, layered wine tastes of green apple, lemon and lime, with a pleasing bite of tartness on the midpalate. The acidity is persistent and supportive of the fleshy full-bodied nature of the tropical richness the wine otherwise presents. - Virginie Boone"
- Wine Enthusiast (August 2019), 91 pts

Producer Information: Flanagan Winery

Eric Flanagan came to work in the wine business through his travels amongst the world’s wine regions. He became fascinated with how the same grapes give vastly different expression depending ...
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