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Merriam Vineyards

2014 Chardonnay Bacigalupi Magnum


Gold Medal - Sonoma County Harvest Fair

Winemaker's Notes

Bacigalupi “Goddard Ranch” vineyard is located directly adjacent to the Russian River. In 1964, original Wente cuttings were used to develop this site, planted on red clay loam soil. Whole cluster pressed, barrel fermented at 45 - 50 with native yeast and surlie aged for 11 months.

Tasting Notes

Bright straw in color. Tropical nose of papaya, orange honeysuckle, butterscotch and spice. Silky texture with hints of stone fruit, honey and melon. A soft finish with graceful acidity.

Technical Data

Varietal Composition: 100% Chardonnay
Appellation: Russian River Valley
Alcohol: 13.8%
pH: 3.72
TA: 5.7
Brix (at harvest): 23.9
Couperage: 33% New French Oak, Sirugue and Francois Freres 33% Once Used French Oak 33% Twice Used French Oak

2014 Chardonnay Bacigalupi Magnum