Red Wines

2016 Bacigalupi Pinot Noir

Our WINE OF THE MONTH

2016 Pinot Noir
Bacigalupi Vineyard, Russian River Valley

2016 was a stellar vintage in Russian River Valley. With higher than average rainfall in the winter, to a warm but not too hot growing season, the conditions were just right for Pinot Noir. Russian River Valley got plenty of foggy mornings with warmer afternoons all summer long, which allowed for slow ripening of these grapes and tons of flavor development.

We are now 5 years in to this wine’s life and I think we may be at the early stages still. This wine is a stunner. Aromas of deep cassis, roasted strawberry, crushed candied violets and a hint of clove really pop on the nose. The palate is lush and full-bodied on the front, with lots of lingering red fruit notes: red Santa Rosa plums, ripe red currant and lush raspberry coulis. The finish is surprisingly light and delicate feeling with a gentle acidity and just a hint of tannin. This wine is tasting delicious and would be even better paired with your favorite meal.

$72 / Bottle

Vintage

2016

Varietal

Red

Appellation

Russian River Valley

Release

Library Wine

Harvest Date

8/26/2016 and 9/9/2016

Sugar

25.1

Acid

5.7

Volume

750ml

Alcohol

14.1%

pH

3.63

Pairing Suggestion

Pair this beautiful red burgundy with a traditional French Cassoulet.
For the recipe, please click here.