2013 Merriam Vineyards Chardonnay "Bacigalupi"
Winery: Merriam Vineyards
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Bacigalupi"
Wine Category: Chardonnay
Grape blend: 100% Chardonnay
Region: Russian River Valley
State or country: CA
Cases produced: 120
KWG Score: 89.6 (based on 3 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92)
Review date: March 21, 2016
Wine Review: This dark yellow colored Chardonnay from Merriam is impressive. It opens with a pleasant apple and gentle oak and cookie dough bouquet. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, balanced and rich. The flavor profile is a gentle oak infused pear with hints of apple and butter. The finish is dry and its flavors linger and last for a very long time. This Chardonnay would pair very nicely with chicken francese. Enjoy - Ken
Winemaker 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.
Organic status: not organic
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