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Russian River Vineyards Chardonnay Bacigalupi Vineyard
Russian River Vineyards
United States - California - Russian River Valley

An unmatched heritage. This wine is made from the budwood of the vines that produced the California Chardonnay that rocked the industry by winning the infamous “Judgment of Paris” wine tasting in 1976. And the quality has persisted.

Starting out with aromas of white peach, honeysuckle, crème brulee and jasmine. The palate is fruit driven from beginning to end. Apple pie, melon and stone fruit flavors linger on the tongue. The mid-palate is full and rich, with a touch of minerality. This wine finishes for days with plenty of fruit on the palate, balanced by a delightful pop of acidity.
One of the few Chardonnays built to age, age this beauty over the next 5-10 years - or even longer!

Specifications
Appellation
Russian River Valley
Wine Type
White
Varietal(s)
100% Chardonnay
Vinification
Fermentation started in tank, transferred to French oak to finish primary and allow secondary fermentation to begin.
Aged in new French oak for 10 months (35% new).
Production
330 (9-liter cases)

Producer Information: Russian River Vineyards

In 2008, fourth generation farmer and aspiring winemaker Giovanni Balistreri, under the tutelage of award-winning winemaker Anthony Austin, set out to reclaim the rich history and enormous un-tapped potential of ...
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