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Entrepreneur Wines 2013 Bacigalupi Chardonnay

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2013 Chardonnay
Bottle Size: 750ml, 12/cs
Region: Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, CA

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With the purchase of a case of the 2013 Bacigalupi Chardonnay, you a guest will receive the rare opportunity to taste wine with Randy Haykin, CEO of Entrepreneur Wines and of the original founding principals of Yahoo, in his home in Pleasanton, CA. This intimate tasting offers an up close and personal review of not only the wines, but insights on Silicon Valley from an insider and veteran. Afterwards, you’re encouraged to visit several of the nearby Livermore wineries via Randy’s suggestions.

One of California’s oldest wine regions, the Livermore Valley played a pivotal role in shaping California’s wine industry and is now enjoying a wine renaissance. Located just 35 minutes across the bay from San Francisco and just over an hour from Napa Valley, Livermore's 50+ wineries are producing everything from Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay to Italian, Rhone and Spanish varieties. Learn more here: www.lvwine.org

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Tasting Notes:

This single vineyard wine is pretty spectacular, Angels. The Chardonnay grapes come from 65-year old vines – the same famed Bacigalupi Vineyard vines that provided fruit for the winning white wine in the 1976 Judgement of Paris!

Fruit and mineral-driven, this wine is far from the rich, buttery full-bodied style with which Chardonnay is frequently associated. At first glance you’ll notice its glimmering, delicate pale gold color. And ahhh, the layered aromas! Orange blossom and a chalky, stone minerality lead to subtle white peach and spiced pineapple. Teasing notes of soft vanilla caramel cream, sweet orange citrus and a touch of lemon zest enhance the aromatics. Texturally, it is dry and silky on the palate, with a softness balanced by a refreshing acidity and a long, enjoyable finish.

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Tasting Notes by Carrie Schuster, Chief Marketing Angel
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  • Grapes
    100% Chardonnay (Bacigalupi Vineyard)
  • Region
    Bacigalupi Vineyard, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, CA
  • Production
    56 cases
  • Alcohol
    14.2%
  • Ageability
    Drink over the next 2-4 years
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Winemaker:

Kirk Venge

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  • Produced in a non-malolactic style
  • Aged 11 months in 1/3 new French oak barrels
  • Fruit from the Bacigalupi Vineyard was used to make the Chateau Montelena Chardonnay that won the White Wine Competition at the Judgment of Paris in 1976!
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Food Pairing Suggestions:
The aromatic layers and firm, balanced acidity of this single vineyard Bacigalupi Chardonnay make it a beautiful pairing with a multitude of foods. Chicken salad, baked halibut with herb-seasoned quinoa, shrimp linguini and seared pork tenderloin are nice options. Explore with a range of cheeses like triple cream brie and white cheddar, or try risotto and light cream-based dishes. Experiment and share your food and wine pairing with us. Instagram with the hashtag #CellarAngelsPairings for a chance to win a $25 e-gift card!
About the Winery
Entrepreneur Wines Founded by Chief Wine Angels Randy & Patty Haykin, the mission of Entrepreneur Wines is to positively impact 50 million underprivileged and under-served children in the next 5 years. How do they do that? Through the sale of their hand-crafted, small production wines from Napa’s top winemakers and premium vineyard plots. Learn more