WINE REVIEW: Tongue Dancer 2020 Chardonnay, Bacigalupi Vineyard, Russian River Valley, CA ($50)
by Andrew Chalk
If you like chardonnay, keep tabs on Tongue Dancer. They keep producing vintage after vintage of vineyard-specific, superior quality wines embracing a variety of styles. The Bacigalupi Vineyard is in a rich style with barrel fermentation, 100% malolactic fermentation, aging 16 months in 100% French oak (20% new). Bottled unfined and only lightly filtered, this wine retains a rustic authenticity that makes it a wonderful experience to just quaff in front of your favorite streaming binge, or with a meal.
Recommended, and see this as a gateway drug to their other chardonnay wines.