Region: Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, CA
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
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.
Grapes100% Chardonnay (Bacigalupi Vineyard)
RegionBacigalupi Vineyard, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, CA
AgeabilityDrink over the next 2-4 years
- 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!