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: "Baldacci's 2009 Red Blend IV Sons Fraternity is an intriguing 48% Cabernet Sauvignon from the Stags' Leap District, 28% Syrah and 24% Merlot from Carneros that works very nicely. Fresh cut flowers, red berries and mint all come together in this medium-bodied, nicely delineated wine. The 2009 impresses for its juiciness and fabulous overall balance. A hint of spice lingers on the long, enveloping finish..."
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.