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Date Printed: 9/30/2014
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 9/30/2014: $18.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
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 Winery:

Baileyana's winemaking facility is in the heart of the Edna Valley. The building was designed and built to Christian Roguenant's specifications. It houses a first-rate fruit delivery system, small presses, and many small open-top fermentors. In an adjacent building are three climate-controlled barrel rooms. The winery design allows Christian and his winemaking team a number of options for fermenting and aging the wines. Because they can treat each clone as a separate wine, they can identify and enhance the particularities of the very best lots. They then blend selected lots together in a way that creates the best of the best-the winemaker signature on our world-class Baileyana wines.