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Date Printed: 3/23/2017
Baileyana Firepeak Chardonnay 2008
Baileyana Firepeak Chardonnay 2008
(search item no. 110994)
green wine
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Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 3/23/2017: $18.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2014 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2013 Wilfred Wong of Wine.com rating: 90 points
2013 Tasting Panel rating: 90 points
2012 Tasting Panel rating: 90 points
2010 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 91 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2009 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
1998 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The Grand Firepeak Cuvee (or GFC) Chardonnay is a classically-styled Chardonnay is nicely structured and well balanced, with a subtleacid backbone. Flavors of apple and crisp pear are seamlessly woven with notes of citrus,minerality, and a hint of vanilla.

The Grand Firepeak Vineyard is the Niven family's estate vineyardon the most northern, coolest endof the Edna Valley on California'sCentral Coast. It's planted to a diverseclonal selction of Chardonnay,Pinot Noir and Syrah. Cuvee is French term denoting a specificblend or batch, carefully assembledby a winemaker.

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About Baileyana:

Over 30 years ago, an incredibly smart and spirited woman planted a 3 acre vineyard on her home property in the Edna Valley. Diving without hesitation into a male-dominated industry, Catharine Niven later set out to create authentic, complex yet elegant wines. Named for the place she met her husband Jack, Baileyana offers beautiful, cool-climate Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Both are refined, rich, and perfectly balanced. She wasn’t entirely surprised by Baileyana’s early success, but Catharine didn’t dream that her small project would become the family legacy that it is today. Now in the expert hands of the next two generations, Baileyana wines remain true to her pioneering spirit, as well as to the genuine, elegant style she exuded when walking into any room. Boldly Beautiful.