The Bacigalupi Vineyard is located on benchland along Westside Road within the fog belt of the Russian River Valley. The 2009 vintage of this vineyard-designate Chardonnay is from the oldest blocks 1, 3, 5 and 6, which were planted to old Wente clonal selections starting in the mid-1960’s. These same vines were the main source of the legendary 1973 Chateau Montelena Chardonnay that won the Paris Tasting in 1976. The vines are low yielding, producing fruit of intensely focused yet elegant flavors. Only 1,000 cases produced.Robert Parker: "The outstanding Chardonnay Bacigalupi Vineyard has a lemon tartness, medium to full body, and a beautiful, almost Chablis-like personality."