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96pt Gibbs Bacigalupi Chardonnay Russian River Valley 2014

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This is serious stuff from an even more serious vineyard! There are two schools of thought when it comes to Russian River Chardonnay: the rich, weighty mouthfeel vs. leaner, bracing Burgundian minerality. This Gibbs brings the best of both worlds to the table from Russian River’s exclusive Bacigalupi vineyard.

Bacigalupi pushed California to the win in the Judgement of Paris, and its old-vine Chardonnay vines are still pumping out the most complex grapes in California. Get ready to be WOW-ed, Gibbs isn’t playing.

About the wine

Russian River’s oldest planting are still going strong, and the Bacigalupi vineyards near-mythical status isn’t about to change. Gibbs rarely leaves Napa Valley for fruit, but couldn’t resist this chance at the world-famous Bacigalupi vineyard--though its storied vines only produced 395 cases in TOTAL.

Still farmed by the original grower who guided chardonnay to judgement of paris fame, Gibbs takes full advantage of the know-how and cool climate that envelopes this vineyard to produce mouthwatering, thought-provoking Chardonnay.

In 2014, a sunny and exceptional year, Gibbs fermented in 60% new French Oak to craft a stunning, Burgundy inspired Chardonnay that combines richness with bright acidity and a bouquet of ripe florals and caramelized citrus.Get ready to savor the best of California, while its last cases remain!

Winemaker: Spencer Gibbs Handly
Appellation: California
Accolades:
- 96 pts, Thomas Stafford, Certified Sommelier
- 4.2/5.0, Vivino Users
Grapes: Chardonnay
Alcohol: 14.7%

Reviews

4.2 Vivino Users

"Great finish. You want this one." - Rebecca S. 

"Delicious, has a beautifully rich and buttery waffle cone finish with a hint of hazelnut and marzipan." - James

96 pts, Thomas Stafford, Certified Sommelier

"Aromas of Mandarin blossoms, fresh pear, lemon zest, and smoked almonds. Ripe and rich-textured fruit with flavors of crisp apple, peach, and a hint of cinnamon, toasty orange, and mineral. Recommend Pairing: Almond-Crusted Halibut with Vegetable Curry."

 

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