Edge Hill

Bacigalupi Vineyard Chardonnay

9.484 ratings
9.522 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
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Shay A
9.6

Monthly WTF wine group. Special event this month as Ben provided all ‘80s Napa cabs. A few of us chipped in and provided some whites/bubbly.

My contribution for the evening as I knew
@Benjamin Keator loved this wine. No change in notes compared to my last bottle opened 3 months ago. Big and rich. Powered through 2+hrs of air time. Layers of salted popcorn, butter, and lemon cream. Only other west coast chard that reminds me of this profile is Kongsgaard.

Monthly WTF wine group. Special event this month as Ben provided all ‘80s Napa cabs. A few of us chipped in and provided some whites/bubbly.

My contribution for the evening as I knew
@Benjamin Keator loved this wine. No change in notes compared to my last bottle opened 3 months ago. Big and rich. Powered through 2+hrs of air time. Layers of salted popcorn, butter, and lemon cream. Only other west coast chard that reminds me of this profile is Kongsgaard.

Oct 17th, 2018
David L

Nuff said! We’ve had a case of it. Another 5/7 years in it.

Nuff said! We’ve had a case of it. Another 5/7 years in it.

Sep 15th, 2018
Shay A
9.6

4th Friday of the month means another monthly Classic happy hour! Great wines, great people.

This was my contribution last night. One of the more profound Cali chards I’ve come across. Powerhouse! The richness and front palate power is very similar to Kongsgaard. Viscous. The notes are honeyed, but not lean...not even compared to the Aubert that was on the table with it. Not overly buttery, more just high quality chard that commands your attention. Mexican vanilla, toasted almonds, and honeyed brioche. The finish goes on forever...lots of cashew, melon, and coconut shell. No stone/tropical fruits here. An absolutely KILLER bottle,
@Martin G Rivard , thank you for the intro here!

4th Friday of the month means another monthly Classic happy hour! Great wines, great people.

This was my contribution last night. One of the more profound Cali chards I’ve come across. Powerhouse! The richness and front palate power is very similar to Kongsgaard. Viscous. The notes are honeyed, but not lean...not even compared to the Aubert that was on the table with it. Not overly buttery, more just high quality chard that commands your attention. Mexican vanilla, toasted almonds, and honeyed brioche. The finish goes on forever...lots of cashew, melon, and coconut shell. No stone/tropical fruits here. An absolutely KILLER bottle,
@Martin G Rivard , thank you for the intro here!

Jul 28th, 2018
Mike R
9.4

@Martin G Rivard - HFIC - you are coolest badass I know - this gift is beyond appreciation and rhonda and I are so grateful

I still feel like this is one of the top 5 Napa chards out there - just really hits the long week over Friday relax time feelings I have - thank you kind sir and in the words of the initial Godfather where Luca Brasi says (or paraphase)

“Don Corleone (aka HFIC) on this day you gift me this Edge Hill Chard, I wish you have more bottles show up in your cellar as masterful and as magnificent as this wine sir and I pledge that I will give my undivided attention and devotion to you and the WNH group forever”

I think it went like that -😂🍷👏👍❤️

@Martin G Rivard - HFIC - you are coolest badass I know - this gift is beyond appreciation and rhonda and I are so grateful

I still feel like this is one of the top 5 Napa chards out there - just really hits the long week over Friday relax time feelings I have - thank you kind sir and in the words of the initial Godfather where Luca Brasi says (or paraphase)

“Don Corleone (aka HFIC) on this day you gift me this Edge Hill Chard, I wish you have more bottles show up in your cellar as masterful and as magnificent as this wine sir and I pledge that I will give my undivided attention and devotion to you and the WNH group forever”

I think it went like that -😂🍷👏👍❤️

May 18th, 2018
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.2

I have a preference for Burgundy or Chardonnay that has little or no wood influence. All tank or neutral wood influence. This is nice. Green apple, creme brulee, honey notes but, too much new oak for my taste preference. Score reflects their style craft more than my enjoyment. Hedy’s second course, Asparagus, Egg, Parmesan, Truffle Vinaigrette, Prosciutto Crisps . Not much of an Asparagus fan but, Hedy’s preparations generally give me good cause to enjoy things I normally don’t enjoy. @PlateAndBottle

I have a preference for Burgundy or Chardonnay that has little or no wood influence. All tank or neutral wood influence. This is nice. Green apple, creme brulee, honey notes but, too much new oak for my taste preference. Score reflects their style craft more than my enjoyment. Hedy’s second course, Asparagus, Egg, Parmesan, Truffle Vinaigrette, Prosciutto Crisps . Not much of an Asparagus fan but, Hedy’s preparations generally give me good cause to enjoy things I normally don’t enjoy. @PlateAndBottle

May 13th, 2018
Shawn R

@Martin G Rivard thank you for this gem!

@Martin G Rivard thank you for this gem!

Mar 24th, 2018
David L

12'. Edge Hill Bacigalupi Chardonnay. The original 4 acres . Decant for 30 minutes & serve this at 60°.

12'. Edge Hill Bacigalupi Chardonnay. The original 4 acres . Decant for 30 minutes & serve this at 60°.

Sep 24th, 2017
David L

13' Edge Hill Chardonnay. It needs a bit of time to open up. The original 4 acres.

13' Edge Hill Chardonnay. It needs a bit of time to open up. The original 4 acres.

Aug 9th, 2017
David L

12' Mag

12' Mag

Apr 30th, 2017
David L

12' Edge Hill Chardonnay.

12' Edge Hill Chardonnay.

Feb 17th, 2017