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2012 Bacigalupi Pinot Noir

Bacigalupi Vineyard, Russian River Valley

2012 Bacigalupi Pinot Noir
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The debut production of this 100% varietal is a Pinotphile’s fantasy – full of character, color and style. The aromas that lift from the glass are round and ripe with notes of bright raspberry, ripe strawberry basket and a delicate oak vanillin background. The approachable yet layered palate remains strong and voluminous from front to back, while plush red fruit flavors swirl to balance the tannins. The fruit-forward entry settles toward a deeper finish punctuated by vibrant acidity.  
PRODUCTION: 316 CASES

MAKE YOUR MOMENT

Share this wine with your loved one over a romantic candlelit dinner.

TASTING NOTES

Our 2012 Bacigalupi Pinot Noir offers a complex array of fresh red fruit that lifts with a lively and explosive effect. There are notes of bright raspberry, ripe strawberry basket and heady oak vanillin background. Native fermentation gives this wine a touch of edgy spices also so welcome in fine Pinot. The palate transitions very nicely with more bright red fruit, balanced acidity and a rich, baby fat mouthfeel that pads the middle and carries the finish. The tannins are very supple and round, making this an incredibly approachable Pinot Noir from release that will drink well if cellared correctly until 2022 and beyond. 

WINEMAKING

Whole berry carbonique fermentation, by hand punch down cap management.  Open top fermenters, wild yeast and wild malolactic.

THE VINEYARD

Bacigalupi Vineyard’s Goddard Ranch, Westside Road, Russian River Valley

PRODUCTION

40% new Francois Fereres sur lie for 14 months. Bottled unfiltered and unfined.

Bottled 1/14/14, 316 cases produced.

Winemaker: Kirk Venge

AWARDS

91 Points - Wine Enthusiast, 2/1/2016
“The first Pinot Noir release from this producer, this is a velvety-smooth, exotic and charming wine, light on the palate despite a concentration of ripe, rich fruit. Kirsch, cherry, raspberry and cinnamon combine to make the wine invitingly lush and plush.” - Virginie Boone

Wine Specs
Vintage
2012
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Russian River Valley
Vineyard Designation
Goddard Ranch
Alcohol %
14.9
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