Welcome to Russian River Vineyards
You're Invited to Join our VIP Virtual Wine Tasting with Winemaker Gio Balistreri
Join us online: February 26th at 5:00pm PST
Connect with us via Zoom as award-winning winemaker Giovanni Balistrieri conducts an exclusive tasting of two of his premium single vineyard wines, followed by a discussion and question & answer period.
If you'd like to attend, fill out the form below, and you'll receive a complimentary shipment containing both wines. Please make your request at least 5 days before the virtual tasting in order to receive the wines in time for the event.
Featured Wines for the Tasting
2017 Pinot Noir | Balistreri Vineyard
From the Winemaker's family estate comes this rich & complex Pinot Noir. Presenting dark, ripe fruit on the nose with subtle herbal notes. An overtone of smokiness, with hints of tea and spice, accompanies the dark cherry & blackberry flavors to coat your palate. The tannin structure and exquisite acid balance of this wine give it fantastic aging potential, so enjoy it right away or age for up to 10 years.
2018 Chardonnay | Bacigalupi Vineyards
An unmatched heritage. This wine is made from the budwood of the vines that produced the California Chardonnay that rocked the industry by winning the infamous “Judgment of Paris” wine tasting in 1976. And the quality has persisted. This wine features notes of white peach, honeysuckle, crème brûlée and jasmine on the nose, with plenty of fruit on the palate, balanced by a delightful pop of acidity. One of the few Chardonnays built to age, age this wine over the next 5-10 years—or even longer!