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Bacigalupi Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014

Medium garnet in color with a nose of plum sauce, dark and red cherries, potpourri, brown sugar, and maybe a hint of gun smoke. Nose is delightful and develops the longer it is in the glass. The age has smoothed this wine out nicely. No sharpness at all. No tannin to speak of. Lingering flavors of a cherry jolly rancher on the finish. I remember tasting this in either ‘16 or ‘17 and thinking it had body closer to a cab. I think that has helped this wine to age gracefully. Drink now. First experience with an aged Pinot. I have another bottle of this. Would seem like it would go well with Chicken Parmesan. I’ll make that for my other bottle. — 9 days ago

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Bacigalupi Vineyard Chardonnay 2008

This is the most unique and well crafted Bacigalupi I’ve tasted. The color the texture are on point! @Paul T- Huntington @Severn Goodwin @Shay A @Ron R — 6 months ago

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@Severn Goodwin Don’t think anyone is. It’s been pretty defunct for the last half-decade at least.
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

According to wine searcher, The Côte d'Or and Chablis – and Champagne – dominate Chardonnay searches to such an extent that it's unfair to bracket wines from elsewhere in the same class for this particular list. Only one non-French wine appears in our 50 most searched-for Chardonnays, and even then it appears in 49th place.
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

This Rudd is completely different story though, I wouldn’t pay anywhere near release but auction price is perfect. I’ve bought 18 bottles of this 08 in the past year, all fantastic Burgundy style wines

L'Objet Wines

L'Objet Noir Bacigalupi Vineyard Pinot Noir

Wow, we opened a 2012 Russian River. Subtly fantastic — a year ago

Gary Farrell

Bacigalupi Vineyard Pinot Noir 2019

Ohhh, tasty. Opens with sassafras and vanilla. Even better with air, macerated fresh strawberries. Rose stems-or budding rose. A hazy-translucent ruby. Medium to light bodied. Good acidity. Will age well for 15. — 2 months ago

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Williams Selyem

Bacigalupi Vineyard Zinfandel 2017

Zin love.
Wednesday wine with this gem.

2017 William Selyem Bacigalupi Zinfandel. Winemaker notes describe this wine as showing boysenberry and black fruits mix with notes of clove and cinnamon. Aromas of purple flowers mix with a complex array of citrus and wood spices that add layer upon layer on the nose. The palate offers wonderful juicy flavors of raspberry, plum, and a gamut of black fruits. Round and silky on the palate, the Bacigalupi Zinfandel always offers an open-knit architecture that is easy to love. The sneaky tannic structure adds depth all the way to the elegant, loamy finish.

This wine paired perfectly with homemade burgers and dinner conversations. Can’t help but smile while enjoying this one. The 2017 is drinking perfectly IMO.
— 3 months ago

Shay, Tom and 10 others liked this


Oh hell yes.


Bacigalupi Vineyard Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2019

Nice acid. — a year ago

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Edge Hill

Bacigalupi Vineyard Chardonnay 2009

Ron R

Absolutely stunning. Words are tough to find to describe this beautiful example. Drinking perfectly now. Butterscotch, caramel and almonds define this. Finish is caressing with softish acidity. Drink these now if you have them.. — 3 months ago

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Norman Gennaro

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I hear you. I enjoy seeing what you are drinking and would love to meet you in person. Delectable has been great about that and I will keep using it regardless. I’ve been fortunate to meet David and others of the wine Nerd Herd when they have been out here but lost touch so just wondered where they went, to reconnect.
Ron R

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@Norman Gennaro, let’s plan and connect. The wine nerds are very active and planning our 2023 in-person.
Norman Gennaro

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Would love to be part of it! Ngennaro@gmail David and a couple others know @Gunja Gargeshwari and I. We would love to see you all again.


Bacigalupi Vineyard Pinot Noir 2021

Really good stemmy cherries. Better on day 2. — 7 months ago

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Shay A

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Nice. Had this two weeks ago. He’s gotten better and better at Pinot.


Bacigalupi Russian River Valley Petite Sirah

Beautiful petite sirah. Will definitely buy again, glad we bought a bottle. Complex flavors and perfectly balanced — 8 months ago