2013 Gary Farrell Bacigalupi Vineyard Russian River Valley Chardonnay

14.1% alc., pH 3.35, TA 0.72, 357 cases, $50. The historic block of head-trained and cordon-trained vines planted in 1967 is one of the main components of this wine. Released May 2015. Harvest Bris 22.0º-23.0º. Whole cluster pressed, chilled, settled, inoculated with Montrachet yeast. Aged sur lies 8 months in 100% French oak barrels, 40% new. · Moderately light golden yellow color in the glass. The scents of citrus oil, apple, blonde caramel, spice, toffee and smoky oak are intriguing. Slightly viscous on the palate, with bright flavors of lemon-lime, pineapple, apple and nutty oak. Easy to cozy up to with thirst-quenching acidity. Score: 90. Reviewed May 14, 2015

Winery: Gary Farrell Vineyards & Winery
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