Bacigalupi

Russian River Valley Chardonnay

9.448 ratings
9.310 pro ratings
Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA
Chardonnay
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces
Top Notes For
Ron R
9.4

Freshly baked pastry and peaches bring together a great ensemble. In its youth, it was an ugly duckling - ugly no more! It’s now soft and rounded, suggesting short-term cellaring only. Beautiful layers and texture, but minimal acidity - @ Domodomo, NYC.

Freshly baked pastry and peaches bring together a great ensemble. In its youth, it was an ugly duckling - ugly no more! It’s now soft and rounded, suggesting short-term cellaring only. Beautiful layers and texture, but minimal acidity - @ Domodomo, NYC.

Oct 13th, 2019
Ron R
9.4

This has evolved to a great place. Loads of caramel and pears on the nose. Palate is rich and dense. Notes of apple crumble and orchard fruits. White flowers and soft spices bring up the rear - Jean Georges, Sag Harbor.

This has evolved to a great place. Loads of caramel and pears on the nose. Palate is rich and dense. Notes of apple crumble and orchard fruits. White flowers and soft spices bring up the rear - Jean Georges, Sag Harbor.

Sep 1st, 2019
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.0

First of the blind white wines. Theme was new world Chardonnay.

Definitely seems to be unfined and unfiltered with a medium yellow hue. A touch of butter on the nose layered with honeysuckle and white stone fruits. Medium acidity (5.5/10) and medium bodied. Buttery (not over the top) and smooth mouthfeel with notes of lemon and white flowers. Medium plus length finish. Drink till 2020.

Thank you Michelle for bringing!

First of the blind white wines. Theme was new world Chardonnay.

Definitely seems to be unfined and unfiltered with a medium yellow hue. A touch of butter on the nose layered with honeysuckle and white stone fruits. Medium acidity (5.5/10) and medium bodied. Buttery (not over the top) and smooth mouthfeel with notes of lemon and white flowers. Medium plus length finish. Drink till 2020.

Thank you Michelle for bringing!

Feb 9th, 2019
David L

14’ Mag . Highly recommend.

14’ Mag . Highly recommend.

Dec 20th, 2017
Mac McCarthy

unfined unfiltered delicious

unfined unfiltered delicious

1 person found it helpfulMay 17th, 2014
David L

15' Bacigalupi Chardonnay. Get some of this.

15' Bacigalupi Chardonnay. Get some of this.

Nov 6th, 2016
Martin G Rivard

Incredible Chardonnay being enjoyed at a Bacigalupi tasting which is being hosted by our good friend David Lentine! @David A Lentine .Katey Bacigalupi is next to my wife Christine.

Incredible Chardonnay being enjoyed at a Bacigalupi tasting which is being hosted by our good friend David Lentine! @David A Lentine .Katey Bacigalupi is next to my wife Christine.

Nov 5th, 2016
Sommelara

One of the best Chardonnay l ever tasted from Russian River Appellation in Sonoma County. Uno de los mejores Chardonnay que e probado de la apelación de Russian River aquí en Sonoma!

One of the best Chardonnay l ever tasted from Russian River Appellation in Sonoma County. Uno de los mejores Chardonnay que e probado de la apelación de Russian River aquí en Sonoma!

Nov 15th, 2015
WineMascot

Traditional Cali but such acidity that it super fun to drink... wife happy...life happy

Traditional Cali but such acidity that it super fun to drink... wife happy...life happy

Jun 5th, 2015
Jason Brater

Nose of Butter, white peach, and honeysuckle. Spicy on the front and sweet on the finish. Tastes of a touch of white peach and ginger, then lychee with some rosemary. It’s a crazy good delicious Chardonnay. And I don’t really like Chardonnay. But I like this for sure. Thanks @Randall Brater for sharing!

Nose of Butter, white peach, and honeysuckle. Spicy on the front and sweet on the finish. Tastes of a touch of white peach and ginger, then lychee with some rosemary. It’s a crazy good delicious Chardonnay. And I don’t really like Chardonnay. But I like this for sure. Thanks @Randall Brater for sharing!

Aug 30th, 2019