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 Vintage2008 Label 1 of 8 
TypeRed
ProducerBaldacci Family Vineyards (web)
VarietyPinot Noir
DesignationElizabeth
Vineyardn/a
CountryUSA
RegionCalifornia
SubRegionNapa / Sonoma
AppellationCarneros

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2010 and 2013 (based on 1 user opinion)

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Community Tasting Notes (average 87.4 pts. and median of 88 pts. in 15 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by bestdamncab on 5/12/2015 & rated 89 points: Bought directly from the Baldacci Library Sale at the end of March, 2015. Nose of barnyard like a good Red Burgundy, plum, fig, minerals like a rusty nail, someone mentioned in the tasting notes, and iodine, deep, brooding plum color in the glass, more of the same on the palate, medium body-again like a Red Burgundy, almost like a Savigny on the mid palate, did not pair well with the deviled egg potato salad and chicken, atypical Carneros fruit and very different than the other three vintages I have tasted and enjoyed, a touch of complexity, medium/long finish and black cherry aftertaste. Opened and improved over twenty minutes in the glass. (128 views)
 Tasted by Anonymous on 5/7/2015 & rated 88 points: I know this is from Napa, but it has that big Sonoma yeasty nose. Most of the fruit has faded into the background now. Dry and dusty mouth. Goes down smooth as silk with a clean finish. (98 views)
 Tasted by NEwino on 4/6/2013 & rated 86 points: Just a nice drinker. Nothing fancy and nothing that stands out to much. (1128 views)
 Tasted by Irouleguy on 11/29/2011: A little ripe for my taste. Definitely lept out of the glass, but the aroma was not all that pleasant. Have enjoyed their other wines. (2396 views)
 Tasted by rentmp3 on 1/31/2011 & rated 87 points: Trip to Napa Valley; 1/30/2011-1/31/2011 (Napa, CA): Very pretty strawberry and rusty nail on the nose. On the palate, strawberries, a little smoke, light, refreshing, good acidity. Seems a bit hollow with the fruit falling away on the mid-palate. (3243 views)
 Tasted by Anonymous on 7/13/2010 & rated 75 points: NOTHING like the tasting room. I would be disappointed in this at 1/10 the price. Just bleh. :-(
Third bottle from Baldacci to show these lackluster results. Avoid future purchases. Tasting room is great. Could this be a bait and switch?!? :-/ (2860 views)
 Tasted by Mjs81 on 6/30/2010 & rated 88 points: Had at Cafe Carnera in the West Village (2067 views)
 Tasted by Mjs81 on 6/30/2010 & rated 84 points: Had at Cafe Carnera in the West Village with Tom and Bianca. (2954 views)
 Tasted by Mjs81 on 6/17/2010 & rated 90 points: Old world style, rasberry and earthy. Good for BBQ. (1712 views)
 Tasted by Yjh414 on 6/17/2010 & rated 88 points: Smooth fruits. Beautiful color. (1721 views)
 Tasted by gnr on 5/3/2010 & rated 89 points: Strawberry. Fruity. Medium (1706 views)

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Baldacci Family Vineyards

Producer website

Pinot Noir

Varietal character (Appellation America) | Varietal article (Wikipedia)
Pinot Noir is the Noble red grape of Burgundy, capable of ripening in a cooler climate, which Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot will not reliably do. It is unpredictable and difficult both to grow and to vinify, but results in some of the finest reds in the world. It is believed to have been selected from wild vines two thousand years ago. It is also used in the production of champagne. In fact, more Pinot Noir goes into Champagne than is used in all of the Cote d'Or! It is also grown in Alsace, Germany, the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Croatia, Serbia, Italy, Austria, and so forth, with varying degrees of success.

USA

WineAmerica (National Association of American Wineries) | Free the Grapes!

California

California Wines (Wine Institute of California)

California is one of the most diverse wine regions in the world, with almost 100 grape varieties grown in over 100 viticultural areas, including dozens of ­different microclimates and soil types, as well as a very individualistic set of ­winemakers, many with international experience, which adds to and deepens that diversity.

Carneros

Straddles the southern ends of Napa & Sonoma Counties.

 
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