2009 BARGA Syrah Port
Only 1 barrel of this Port!
Often, we have a special barrel in the Baldacci caves and can’t wait to see what treasure awaits us in the bottle. The BARGA Syrah Port is exactly what we hoped to find. Created by using our 100% Carneros Syrah, we fortified the wine half way through the primary fermentation with brandy and clear wine spirits to increase the alcohol to about 18% while keeping the natural sweetness from the grapes. Our port was barrel aged for 30 months to give it extra time to develop the richness that you would expect from not only Baldacci but from a Baldacci port. BARGA is full of sweet, smoky aromas and flavors that linger on your palate and are just asking for the perfect dark chocolate truffle or cigar. We made only enough of this wine for our REUNION members and it was named BARGA to honor the town in Italy that the Baldacci ancestors called home.