VOLUME 10, ISSUE 3
January 22, 2015
ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE:
Kutch Wines: 2013 Vintage Provided Compelling & Transparent Wines Alexana: Prescription for Pinot with Unlimited Refills En Garde: 2012 Pinots Very Promising Black Kite Cellars: Outstanding Pinot Noir in 2012 Dolin Estate: New Central Coast Pinots Offer Exceptional Value MacRostie Winery & Vineyards: Evolving to Embrace Quality Birichino: A Mischievous Pair Craft Unique Wines at Right Price Domaine de la Côte: Whole Cluster Goodness Skewis Wines: Pinot from Vineyards with a Pedigree DANCIN Vineyards: Rogue Valley Wines of Distinction Waxwing: Engaging Pinot from an Urban Winery MacPhail Proudly Releases First Estate Pinot Noir Sips of Recently Tasted Pinot Noir Sips of Recently Tasted White Wines Pinot Briefs
Baldacci Family Vineyards
Acquired by Tom and Brenda Baldacci in 1997, this 17-acre property is located on the west side of Silverado Trail near the Yountville Crossroad. In 2000, a 7,000-square-foot wine production cave in the hillside behind the tasting room was added. The winemaker is Rolando Herrera, a former winemaker at Chateau Potelle, Vine Cliff, and Paul Hobbs. Herrera's vineyard management company that manages the Baldacci's vineyard holdings.
The winery is known for its three estate Stag's Leap Cabernet Sauvignons. Two Pinot Noirs are produced: a Carneros (the Baldaccis have 22 acres of vines in Carneros) and Russian River Valley bottling.
The tasting room is in a restored 1923 farm house and is open daily by appointment (707-944-9261).
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