Composition: 100% Bacigalupi Vineyard Russian River Pinot Noir Clones YYYYY & XXXXX
Bacigalupi Vineyard: The Bacigalupi vineyard is situated along Westside Road region of the Russian River Valley, outside the town of Healdsburg. Situated on a western bench, Helen and Charles Bacigalupi have been recognized for growing Chardonnay and Pinot Noir for well over 30 years along with other world class neighboring producers, including Rochioli and Williams-Selyum.
The Vintage: The 2005 vintage in the Russian River Valley was old world in nature. A cool spring was followed by a summer of moderate temperatures and a harvest season ideal for the Burgundian varieties of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
Harvest Date: September 23rd 2005
Open Top – Punch Down Fermentation
100% French Barrel Aged – 35% New French Barrel
Bottled: “Unfiltered” in January 2007
Russian River Pinot Noir Tasting Notes: In 2005 the encounter between the terroirs of the Russian River Valley and the blessing of a perfect growing season was nothing less than magical for a handful of Pinot Noir producers, such was the case for Macrae Family Winery. Infused with the alchemy of Bacigalupi Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir vineyard and winemaker Kerry Damskey’s craft and inspiration, this wine will delight t both he diner and the collector of fine wine.