VOLUME 9, ISSUE 24
May 5, 2013
ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE:
Cork Dork Etude: Inspired Wines of the Carneros the Gardener: Got Organic Grapes? Bravium: Relish the Acidity Rivers-Marie: 2010 & 2011 Reflect the Challenges of Farming on the Edge Dunstan Wines from Durell Vineyard Foursight Wines: Family Excels with Pinot COBB Wines: No Wine Before Its Time Sips of Pinot: Wines Tasted Recently Rosé and Chardonnay: Recently Sampled 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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