Russian River Valley
Appellation   Russian River Valley
Grower   John Bacigalupi
Vineyard   120 Acres
Soil   Red, rocky volcanic clay
Clones   Old Wente
Planted   1964
Production   101 Cases

The Judgement of Paris, brought recognition to Bacigalupi as growers when the 1973 Napa Valley Chardonnay from Chateau Montelena with Bacigalupi fruit triumphed over many acclaimed French wines to be declared the undisputed winner. Located on Westside Road in the Middle Reach of the Russian River Valley AVA, the Bacigalupi Vineyard is responsible for growing some of the most fabled, sought-after Chardonnay in all of Sonoma County.

In 1956 Charles and Helen Bacigalupi purchased 121 acres on Westside Road and obtained Chardonnay and Pinot Noir bud wood from Karl Wente, the first well-documented plantings of Pinot Noir in the Russian River Valley.

2022 Bacigalupi Chardonnay

Seductive notes of grilled white peach, honeysuckle, and gingerbread coalesce with quince and golden apple. A tropical wave of mango and papaya drapes the palate framing a lush mouthfeel.

2021 Vintage Best in Class from the 2023 San Francisco Wine Competition

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