2015 Gary Farrell Bacigalupi Vineyard Russian River Valley Chardonnay

13.5% alc., pH 3.26, TA 0.65, 334 cases, $55. Released September 2017. The original historic block of Chardonnay at Bacigalupi Vineyard is one of the main components of the Bacigalupi Chardonnay blend. Harvest Brix 22º-23º. Whole cluster pressed, inoculated with Montrachet yeast. Barrel aged in 40% new French and puncheons on the right amount of lees for 8 months. 100% MLF. A barrel selection. · Moderate golden yellow color in the glass. Shy aromas of lemon, lime, green shrub, ocean breeze and slightest oak. Uplifting flavors of lemon, apple and pear in a harmoniously styled wine with a silky mouthfeel and a quenching, lemony finish. A bit too lean and racy for my favor, but will appeal to those who seek out acid-driven Chardonnay. Score: 90. Reviewed October 8, 2017

Winery: Gary Farrell Vineyards & Winery
From article: Sips of Recently Tasted California Wines