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Bacigalupi Vineyard Chardonnay

Bacigalupi Vineyard Chardonnay Wine Details
Price: $60.00 per bottle

Description: The Bacigalupi Vineyard is located on benchland along Westside Road within the fog belt of the Russian River Valley. The 2002 vintage of this vineyard- designate Chardonnay is Rudd’s fourth release from blocks 1,3 and 5 which were planted to old Wente clonal selections in the mid-1960’s. These same vines were the main source of the legendary 1973 Chateau Montelena Chardonnay that won the Paris Tasting in 1976. The vines are low yielding, producing fruit of intensely focused yet elegant flavors.

Varietal Definition
Chardonnay is by far the most widely planted grape crop in California and dominates California’s cooler, coastal, quality wine regions. The natural varietal ‘taste and smell’ of Chardonnay is surprisingly unfamiliar to many wine drinkers, as its true character is often guised with dominating winemaking signatures. Chardonnay’s rather subdued primary fruit characteristics lean toward the crisp fruitiness of apples, pears and lemon, but the variety’s full body is capable of supporting a host of complementary characteristics, such as oak, butter and vanilla. Regardless of what is the appropriate style for Chardonnay, the varietal continues to dominate vineyard plantings in every corner of the world. Close attention to clonal selection has made this broad geographic and climactic range of Chardonnay viable in thoughtful viticultural hands.


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