E16 Chardonnay "Bacigalupi Vineyard" 2014 (Russian River Valley, California) - [WE 90]

E16 Chardonnay "Bacigalupi Vineyard" 2014
(Russian River Valley, California) - [WE 90]

Regular price $42.00 Sale price $29.97 Save $12.03

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Notes from the Winemaker:
Nose: pineapple hard candy, citrus, wet stones, smoke
Mouth: citrus, pear, vanilla, minerals, butterscotch
Tactile: bright acidity, light body, soft mouthfeel

Fruit was selected from a block planted in 1976 with chardonnay clone 4 on AXR1 rootstock that was later trained to quadrilateral trellising. Vines thrive at 130 feet of elevation on geological benches containing gravelly sandy-loam soils (Pleasanton Series). The east-west axis provides great exposure while the 18x12' vine spacing harmonizes with the well-drained soils, ideal climate and "old school" viticulture to prompt low-yielding vines that engender fat, flavorful wines.

Ratings & Reviews

90 Points - Wine Enthusiast Magazine:
"From the famous Westside Road-adjacent vineyard, this Chardonnay shows a proclivity toward lush roundness of texture and tropical flourish in flavor. Vanilla nuttiness is complemented by pineapple, green apple and caramel, lasting long into the finish." - Virginie Boone (4/1/2017)