2018 Nunes Vineyard
2018 MacRostie Bacigalupi Vineyard Chardonnay: This 121-acre vineyard on Westside Road in Russian River Valley was purchased by Charles and Helen Bacigalupi in 1956. This old Wente Clone Chardonnay was the major source for the 1973 Chateau Montelena Chardonnay, winning the 1976 Paris tasting. Underneath the pale yellow hue are aromas of caramelized citrus fruits and orange marmalade. The entry is rich and viscous with marzipan and slivered almonds. The texture remains silky and flowing as it effortlessly glides across the palate while maintaining its balance.
MacRostie Nunes Vineyard Pinot Noir: Sourced from the middle region of Russian River Valley in soils of an ancient riverbed. The vineyards are separated into 10 blocks of differing microclimates. This is a finely tuned Pinot Noir with a bright ruby red color. There are fragrant aromas of mixed cherries, sandalwood and cinnamon. It reveals itself as a prototypical Russian River style with warm fruitcake spices woven delicately together with red raspberries. It remains juicy and lively with a feminine approach.