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Date Printed: 9/1/2015
Baileyana Grand Firepeak Cuvee Chardonnay 2009
Baileyana Grand Firepeak Cuvee Chardonnay 2009
(search item no. 117412)
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Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 9/1/2015: $18.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
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
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
1998 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This Chardonnay is fresh and clean, with tropical flavors of pineapple, coconut and lemon zest. It has great acid and a note of minerality throughout. Very well balanced and smoothly textured, it shows hints of French oak, graham crackers and vanilla.
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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.