2009 IV Sons Fraternity
We’ve always called the IV Sons our “every day” wine; however, there is nothing ordinary about the 2009 IV Sons Fraternity – a blend from our two Estate vineyards – one in the Stags Leap District and one in Carneros. The final blend includes Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Syrah. This wine is powerful and filling. Aromas of vine-ripened raspberries, cherries, coffee, tea leaves, white chocolate and caramel entice you and the lingering flavors of plums, wild berry and a dash of mocha are wrapped in delicious vanilla flavors from the accent of our 10% new American Oak (the rest of the barrels are French Oak 40% new). This wine is enjoyable with all its’ “teeth-staining,” full-bodied flavor but it will age spectacularly for at least 7 years!
91 points in Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The saturated ruby/purple-tinged 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Black Label exhibits beautiful aromas of creme de cassis, licorice, graphite, flowers and a hint of barrique in addition to rich, full-bodied, intense fruit. Layered and complex with medium to full body, this elegant, but authoritative wine is a brilliant Napa Cabernet Sauvignon that is also fairly priced. Drink it over the next 20 years.. "
Kevin, Michael, Tommy & Matthew Baldacci
This bottle is named after Thomas’s four sons: Kevin, Michael, Tommy and Matthew. Featuring four varietals in this unbelievable blend, it is a true tribute that differing personalities form the strongest of bonds.