Wine of the Day: Baldacci Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon

In 1998 the Baldacci family began producing premium Napa Valley wines from their Stags Leap District Baldacci Family Vineyards estate with the goal to craft expressive, terrior specific wines that told the story of the land, highlighting the unique character that their three estate vineyards held. Today the family owned and operated, limited production winery sources fruit from their three Napa estates in the Stags Leap District, Los Carneros, and Calistoga, each gifting different characteristics to their refined wines. The Baldacci Winery Ranch home estate in the Stags Leap District has been growing fruit for wine production since 1888, a testament to the quality Stags Leap lends to the powerful wines crafted from the region.

Cabernet Sauvignon is right at home in Stags Leap, as evident with Baldacci Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon ($110). Robust and rich with structured, yet silky tannins, that give a pleasing mouth-watering astringency that wraps around initial flavors of ripe black fruits, black cherry, blackberry, black plum, melding into subtle notes of tobacco, dusty leather, dried leaves, dark chocolate, and toasted cedar. Complex without being unapproachable, this is the perfect wine to pair with braised short ribs or grilled ribeye steaks enjoyed around a table of friends engaged in great conversations. #Cheers