CellarTracker!™

Search: (advanced)


External search
Google (images)
Wine Advocate
Wine Spectator
Burghound
WineZap
Vinquire
Wine-Searcher

Vintages
2011
2010
2009
2008
2007
2006
2005
2004
2003
2002
2001
2000

From this producer
Show all wines
All tasting notes
  Home | All Cellars | Tasting Notes | Reports | UsersHelp | Member Sign In 
  >> USE THE NEW CELLARTRACKER <<


 Vintage2007 Label 1 of 4 
TypeRed
ProducerBaldacci Family Vineyards (web)
VarietyCabernet Sauvignon
DesignationFour Sons
Vineyardn/a
CountryUSA
RegionCalifornia
SubRegionNapa Valley
AppellationStags Leap District
OptionsShow variety and appellation

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2012 and 2018 (based on 5 user opinions)

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 89.8 pts. and median of 91 pts. in 38 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by WinoTim on 8/15/2014 & rated 89 points: Losing it some its bold character. (967 views)
 Tasted by WinoTim on 8/8/2014 & rated 89 points: These are starting to go south. (918 views)
 Tasted by WinoTim on 8/2/2014 & rated 91 points: I love this Cali Cab. What a great QPR. Too bad they have replanted this vineyard with plans to use new production for a higher priced label. (954 views)
 Tasted by WinoTim on 7/19/2014 & rated 88 points: Not as rich or complex as earlier bottles (1014 views)
 Tasted by WinoTim on 1/5/2014 & rated 92 points: Classic Napa Valley Cab. Still holding up well. (1582 views)
 Tasted by diananm on 10/26/2013 & rated 91 points: Earthy nose, dark fruits and tannins well integrated, dry finish. Enjoyed with wine basted roast. Quite a bit of sediment, decant recommended. (1219 views)
 Tasted by WinoTim on 9/7/2013 & rated 92 points: Similar to earlier experiences. Very nice wine (1209 views)
 Tasted by elevation02 on 6/23/2013 & rated 94 points: My friend brought this back from Florida and stored it in my cellar until it was time to drink it. Wow, what a wine! For such a alcohol heavy wine, it has such finesse and grace. Bursting with cherry and strawberry flavors this wine finished long on the palate. Hopefully life sends more bottles of this to my table. (1626 views)
 Tasted by WinoTim on 5/26/2013 & rated 92 points: Rich and bold. Love it! (1529 views)
 Tasted by Mattvino on 2/8/2013 & rated 90 points: Big rich dark stone fruits, meaty tannins, better after hour in decanter once it opened up. Cherry, mint, spice, chocolate. Great with a steak (1681 views)
 Tasted by Yack Man on 1/11/2013 & rated 90 points: Solid the former, too bad they won't be making this wine (it was replaced with Fraternity – A BIG MISTAKE!) a strong 90 plus point AND A solid performer from the Stags Leap District. Big dark fruit, delicious, bittersweet chocolate, cassis, and the right amount of oak. A tannic, Stags Leap grip and I like it and it will be interesting to see how thiw wine evolves over time. 90+++ (1748 views)
 Tasted by WinoTim on 1/5/2013 & rated 92 points: Rich, characteristic Napa Cab. An excellent buy. Too bad Balcacci doesn't make this anymore. (1509 views)
 Tasted by Yack Man on 10/17/2012 & rated 90 points: I believe I was looking to generous with the 92 rating on this one ( I'll blame that on my maturing pallet) however this is a very solid Stags Leap Napa cab for the money! Pleasant nose, fruit forward, dark berries, some what earthy with that traditional Stags Leap profile and getting better every time I try it. This Stags Leap cab can compete with others at twice the price. Give this one a very very solid 90 + points. Highly recommended. (2240 views)
 Tasted by WinoTim on 10/14/2012 & rated 91 points: Similar experience to 6/8/12 TN (1951 views)
 Tasted by WinoTim on 6/8/2012 & rated 91 points: Robust Stag's Leap Cab that gets better as the evening goes. Made the mistake of not decanting ahead of time. First few sips were a bit harsh. But a few hours later harshness had mellowed out (and so had I). (2284 views)
 Tasted by WinoTim on 1/9/2012 & rated 92 points: Classic Napa Cab. Decanted at least 2 hrs in advance and still got better as we drank. I don't agree with previous note saying this is a light, pinot-like wine. (2889 views)
 Tasted by mdmcgonigal on 10/30/2011 & rated 90 points: Classic red berry nose. Light cab, could almost use with Pinot foods. (2831 views)
 Tasted by ChadRS on 8/25/2011 & rated 91 points: This one is ready to drink now. Make sure to decant and filter for sediment. Cherries on the nose, plum and some raisin on the palate. Short finish. (3136 views)
 Tasted by gjv115 on 7/26/2011 & rated 91 points: Classic Napa Cab profile, and delicious. Decanted for about an hour and it continued to improve. Very good and ready, no need to wait. I don't know that it is made for the long haul and don't see it getting better. (3187 views)
 Tasted by THaas on 7/22/2011 & rated 91 points: Plush and velvety, plenty of power but tons of fruit and gentle tannins. Shows Stag's Leap terroir quite well.

Drink through 2017. (3220 views)
 Tasted by sojoknuckle on 7/12/2011 & rated 92 points: This is a wonderful bottle nice structure good red fruit nose and smooth taste. Enjoyed this with skirt steak served with sweet potatoes and squash and zucchini. This was a wonderful pairing and would have this combination again. (450 views)
 Tasted by Jab_343434 on 6/7/2011: in line with previous ratin (3331 views)
 Tasted by wineismylife on 3/14/2011 & rated 91 points: Baldacci Winery Tasting (Baldacci Family Winery, Napa, CA): WIML91

Tasted non blind at the winery.

Garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of cedar, herbs du Provence, black berries and black cherries. Flavors of black berries, black cherries, a hint of currants and light notes of plums. Medium acidity, medium to firm tannins, full bodied. Hold 2 years and then drink from 3-8 years plus or minus. (3848 views)
 Tasted by Jab_343434 on 2/15/2011 & rated 93 points: Excellent Cab, incredibly smooth lots of fruit on the nose with a slight taste of figs on the finish. A great wine, wish we purchased more when we were in napa. (3651 views)
 Tasted by rentmp3 on 1/31/2011 & rated 87 points: Trip to Napa Valley; 1/30/2011-1/31/2011 (Napa, CA): 97% cabernet sauvignon, 3% cabernet franc. Red berries, jammy on the nose, very light for a Napa Valley cab, slightly bitter tannins, medium finish. Fruit completely falls apart on the mid-palate to the finish. Disappointing. (3226 views)
 Only displaying the 25 most recent notes - click to see all notes for this wine...

CellarTracker Wiki Articles (login to edit | view all articles)

Baldacci Family Vineyards

Producer website

Cabernet Sauvignon

Wikipedia

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.

Napa Valley

Napa Valley Wineries and Wine (Napa Valley Vintners) | Article in CellarTracker

Stags Leap District

Stags Leap District

 
© 2003-15 CellarTracker! LLC. All rights reserved. "CellarTracker!" is a trademark of CellarTracker! LLC. No part of this website may be used, reproduced or distributed without the prior written permission of CellarTracker! LLC. (Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy. DB2) - Follow us on Twitter and on Facebook