Bacigalupi

Russian River Valley Chardonnay

9.213 ratings
9.22 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
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

15' Bacigalupi Chardonnay. Get some of this.

15' Bacigalupi Chardonnay. Get some of this.

Nov 6th, 2016
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
Ron R
9.5

Brunch in NYC with Bengy and Adam. No plastic cups here. Beautiful chard showing perfectly. Butterscotch and roasted almonds on the nose. Multi-layered on the palate. Tropical fruits, creme brûlée, with a hint of mossy notes. Finishes with tension and caramel.

Brunch in NYC with Bengy and Adam. No plastic cups here. Beautiful chard showing perfectly. Butterscotch and roasted almonds on the nose. Multi-layered on the palate. Tropical fruits, creme brûlée, with a hint of mossy notes. Finishes with tension and caramel.

May 6th, 2018
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Back to the new juice,
This is a professional Chardonnay drinkers wine, I really shouldn’t be drinking this, I’m just a gulper. But its so good, just couldn’t help myself
@Ron R sent me my first bottle of this so once I saw it on winebid for $55.00 I grabbed it

Back to the new juice,
This is a professional Chardonnay drinkers wine, I really shouldn’t be drinking this, I’m just a gulper. But its so good, just couldn’t help myself
@Ron R sent me my first bottle of this so once I saw it on winebid for $55.00 I grabbed it

Dec 13th, 2017
Randall Brater

No oak, no bullshit. This remains the best chardonnay I've tasted. Just butter with hints of citrus and a smooth, tangy finish. Just yum.

No oak, no bullshit. This remains the best chardonnay I've tasted. Just butter with hints of citrus and a smooth, tangy finish. Just yum.

Jun 16th, 2017
Ron R
9.4

Tasted many times with consistent notes. This is a top-drawer chard, presented at a reasonable price.

Tasted many times with consistent notes. This is a top-drawer chard, presented at a reasonable price.

Apr 10th, 2017
Ron R
9.5

Just brilliant.
Thanks to
@David L for introducing us to this stellar offering.
Notes of Meyer lemon and honeysuckle. Bright and tense on the palette, with a delicately sweet finish. Outstanding.

Just brilliant.
Thanks to
@David L for introducing us to this stellar offering.
Notes of Meyer lemon and honeysuckle. Bright and tense on the palette, with a delicately sweet finish. Outstanding.

Feb 25th, 2017
Paul T- Huntington Beach

As I eagerly await @Ron R 's Shiraz coming in todays mail I might as well drink the Chard he sent me. He knows my style, this is my kind Chardonnay, thick & viscous with a great 👃
Thanks Ron👍🏻

As I eagerly await @Ron R 's Shiraz coming in todays mail I might as well drink the Chard he sent me. He knows my style, this is my kind Chardonnay, thick & viscous with a great 👃
Thanks Ron👍🏻

Jan 6th, 2017
Ron R
9.4

Just superb.
Bright, tense and high-pitched. Great intro to this by our friend
@David L. Can't get enough. Tasted the 2014 at David's in November, with consistent notes.

Just superb.
Bright, tense and high-pitched. Great intro to this by our friend
@David L. Can't get enough. Tasted the 2014 at David's in November, with consistent notes.

Dec 23rd, 2016