Bacigalupi

Russian River Valley Chardonnay

9.48 ratings
9.46 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
9.5

Normal service has been resumed.
In my opinion, this represents a benchmark in RRV chards.
Prior notes apply.
Raising a glass to Ruth Bader Ginsburg. What an impact she has had on our society. The world would be a much better place if we had more women in places of influence.

Normal service has been resumed.
In my opinion, this represents a benchmark in RRV chards.
Prior notes apply.
Raising a glass to Ruth Bader Ginsburg. What an impact she has had on our society. The world would be a much better place if we had more women in places of influence.

Sep 20th, 2020
Ron R
9.5

Excellent showing. Further improving with age. Wifey giving this two thumbs up. Her numbers apply. Complexity, layers and texture are all evident. Honied nose, combined with with pine cones and honeycomb on the palate. Soft acid profile, but overall, this is a complete package. Just ordered some more.

Excellent showing. Further improving with age. Wifey giving this two thumbs up. Her numbers apply. Complexity, layers and texture are all evident. Honied nose, combined with with pine cones and honeycomb on the palate. Soft acid profile, but overall, this is a complete package. Just ordered some more.

Mar 19th, 2020
Ron R
9.4

Another excellent showing in a very challenging year from this producer. It even grabbed the attention of wifey when she tasted it. Wines from the Baciaglupi vineyard are always tough to describe. They possess an atypical signature of flavors and complexity, which make them worth seeking out. Hints of lychees combine with baked bread and raw almonds. Lifted acidity keeps you returning for more - well done.

Another excellent showing in a very challenging year from this producer. It even grabbed the attention of wifey when she tasted it. Wines from the Baciaglupi vineyard are always tough to describe. They possess an atypical signature of flavors and complexity, which make them worth seeking out. Hints of lychees combine with baked bread and raw almonds. Lifted acidity keeps you returning for more - well done.

Dec 29th, 2019
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
Daniel Hsu

Daniel had this 3 months ago

Daniel had this 3 months ago

Aug 22nd, 2020
Sean Smith

Sean had this 8 months ago

Sean had this 8 months ago

Mar 21st, 2020