By Jessica Yadegaran
Tuesday, February 26th, 2008 at 12:24 pm in Uncategorized.
A Cabernet Sauvignon of note from the Stag’s Leap District Winegrowers tasting on Feb. 22 was the Baldacci Family Vineyards 2004 Brenda’s Vineyard. This is the winery’s current release and retails for $85. Did I mention the Baldaccis are from Danville? Pretty cool.
Winemaker Rolando Herrera used to makes wines at Stags Leap Wine Cellars, which is next door, and then for Paul Hobbs Wines. He understands the velvet texture that Stag’s Leap fruit is capable of producing, and doesn’t interfere.
The 2004 Brenda’s Vineyard Cabernet is dark eggplant in color and quite concentrated with lots of black cherry and coffee flavors. I think the wine, which was aged in new French oak for 20 months, will show its true potential, particularly in the finish, five to 10 years from now.