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2012 Merriam Vineyards Chardonnay "Bacigalupi"

Merriam 2012 Bacigalupi Chardonnay

Winery: Merriam Vineyards

Vintage: 2012

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Bacigalupi"

Wine Category: Chardonnay

Grape blend: 100% Chardonnay

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Russian River Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $56

Cases produced: 138

KWG Score: 91 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (93)

Review date: March 13, 2014

Wine Review: This Chardonnay from Merriam is clearly their best Chardonnay produced to date. It is white gold colored and opens with an inviting light oak and lemon like bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, well balanced, and displays a perfect blend of acidity and fruit. The flavor profile is a tasty mild oak and gentle apple blend with hints of white pepper. The finish is dry and its flavors drift away nicely. This Chard is very food friendly and would pair very well with chicken francese. There was not much of this gem made, order a bottle or two soon. 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.

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