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December 2022


Great Finds

2019 Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon

“This top-scoring Napa Valley Cabernet offers silky tannins and a structured profile with flavors of black cherry, espresso, and vanilla bean. It’s perfect for pairing or enjoying on its own.”


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November 30, 2022


Seven Boozy Gift Ideas

Baldacci Family Vineyards 2019 Black Label Cabernet

“Fermented in small individual lots from 100% estate-grown grapes, the 100% Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 expresses a natural richness from the grape’s long hang time, balanced acidity and structure from medium-toast French oak, and smooth tannins.”


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November 22, 2022


Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon – An Appellation Collection

Baldacci Family Vineyards “Black Label”

“Medium-full with excellent concentration, this has a layered mid-palate and a finish with great persistence; the tannins are quite rich, yet silky, and the wine finishes with notes of dark chocolate and a note of graphite…”


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Robb Report

November 17, 2022


12 Outstanding Wines to Serve at Your Thanksgiving Feast

“If you like your Pinot Noirs big, confident and fruit forward, this is the wine for you.”


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Wine Enthusiast

November 15, 2022


Feeling Charitable? 16 Drink Gifts That Actually Give Back

“Every year, the Baldacci family pledges to donate $10 for every active wine club member to a local Napa County nonprofit. This year, the winery has selected the Puertas Abiertas Community Resource Center, which provides, health, social, and educational services to the local Latino community.”


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November 15, 2022


2022 Holiday Gift Guide

“There’s no better time than the holidays to uncork a bottle of Baldacci’s estate-grown Cab Sauv, a beautifully rich yet silky expression of Napa Valley’s Stags Leap District.”


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Brit + Co

November 15, 2022


Here’s How I’m Planning My First Thanksgiving Dinner

“Wine goes best with turkey, IMO. I live in Sonoma, CA, so that’s a given. Here are a few gems I’m saving for the big day: Baldacci Pops Sparkling Wine, Meeker Viognier, and Cliff Lede Cabernet Sauvignon.”


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Brit + Co

November 15, 2022


30 Magical, Mouthwatering Mushroom Recipes

“Mushroom Risotto: We love this recipe from our friends at Baldacci Vineyards too. Pair it with their fruity and dry sparkling after you cook with it!”


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Sunset Magazine


The 2022 Wine Awards Issue

Double Gold/Best of Show/Best of Class: 2019 Late Harvest Gewürztraminer

Double Gold: Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon

Double Gold: Calistoga Cabernet Sauvignon


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October 2022


Best Thanksgiving Wines of 2022

“A deep garnet color gives way to aromas of ripe berries, spices, cigar box and toasted oak. The mouth feel is rubenesque with loads of ripe, fresh red fruit, ripe tannins and a long, well-balanced, elegant finish.”


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Wine Country Women Podcast

October 13, 2022


Episode 158 – Kellie Duckhorn, Baldacci Family Vineyards


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City Lifestyle

October 2022


Destination Delicious: Sip, Swirl and Savor Your Way Through Yountville, the Culinary Heart of Napa

“Baldacci Family Vineyards sits at the intersection of Yountville and Stag’s Leap, and its Perfect Pairings program is just that. The nibble-heavy experience explores the science of how wine and food amplify each other and even offers suggestions of what to pair with your personal favorite bites and sips.”


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Robert Parker Wine Advocate

October 2022


2019 Vintage Scores

Brenda’s Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, 97 points

Ruppert Coombsville Cabernet Sauvignon, 94 points

Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon, 93 points

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October 2022


Stags Leap District 2019: top Cabernets from this Napa AVA

Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon, 94 points

“Satiny, with multidimensional juicy dark blackberry, blueberry, and boysenberry fruit.”


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October 5, 2022


Changing climate speeds up Napa Valley harvest season

“At Baldacci Family Vineyards, everything is grown, hand-picked, processed and bottled on-site.

‘We’re in complete control from grape all the way to glass. Some people say we’re control freaks, but we like the qualitative control,’ said Michael Baldacci.”


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Marin Magazine

October 3, 2022


Baldacci Family Vineyards: Sip and Savor Fine Wines at Stags Leap

“At Baldacci Family Vineyards, the family has struck a careful balance of maintaining their family-owned and operated winery with authenticity while also offering the kind of luxury and quality that wine enthusiasts expect from Napa Valley.”


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Best Wineries

September 29, 2022


Baldacci Family Vineyards Offers Passionately Crafted Small Lot Varietals

“Baldacci’s intimate guest experiences within their state-of-the-art visitor center make this winery a Napa ‘must-do.'”


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St. Helena Star

September 28, 2022


Napa Valley harvest report: Entering the home stretch

“Michael Baldacci, winemaker at Baldacci Family Vineyards, brought most of his fruit in with a couple of small blocks left for this week. Michael exclaims, ‘Wild one is right!'”


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September 22, 2022


7 Classy Gifts your recipient will love this Holiday

“If you’re headed to a family dinner, Baldacci should be the choice of wine to take. The bottle is beautiful with a detailed gold embossed crest. An amazing balance of acidity and fruit…”


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Napa Valley Vintners

September 20, 2022


Wine Tasting Itineraries – Bordeaux Blonde’s Picks: Family & Wine

“Next stop is the brand-new tasting room at Baldacci Family Vineyards. I had driven by the construction of this gorgeous tasting room for so long it was so exciting to finally be able to visit. I love the interior design of the entire tasting room. It is elegant and modern, but comfortable and I felt at home enough to sit and have a glass of wine with my friends.”


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Calistoga Tribune

September 16, 2022


Heat spike sparks harvest activity

“Michael Baldacci, director of winemaking and vineyards at Baldacci Family Vineyards, said the heat pushed them to harvest a little earlier, too.”


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St. Helena Star

September 15, 2022


Napa Valley harvest report: Cabernet harvest begins

“Michael Baldacci, winemaker at Baldacci Family Vineyards, had harvested some hillside Cabernet and was surprised by how well everything did during the heat and was excited for some more hang time and cooler days.”


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Visit Napa Valley

September 13, 2022


Top 10 Small Wineries in Napa Valley

“The winery, well-known for its single vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon wines, is also known for its friendly and welcoming hospitality. Guests may receive exclusive access to limited production wines, fun special events, and private tasting opportunities.”


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September 2, 2022


9 Unique Food and Wine Pairing Experiences in Napa Valley

“Book the Perfect Pairings Experience and learn to push the envelope on what it means to create a match made in food and wine heaven.”


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Wine Spectator

September 1, 2022


The Tasting Room: Baldacci Family Vineyards

“Discover exclusive, small-lot Cabernet Sauvignon fit for sophisticated palates and prized cellars.”


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Wine Spectator Newsletter

September 1, 2022


Tasting Rooms are Waiting to Welcome You!

“Harvest time is here, and it’s the best time to visit wine country.”


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Jeb Dunnuck

August 11, 2022


2018 Brenda’s Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon – 94+ Points

“The standout in the lineup, this gorgeous Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon will evolve for two decades in cold cellars.”


2018 Ruppert Cabernet Sauvignon – 93 Points

“With remarkable purity, medium body, ripe, polished tannins, and a great finish, it’s another impressive and impeccably made Cabernet Sauvignon.”


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Haute Living San Francisco

August 10, 2022


Baldacci Family Vineyards Represents the Best of Napa Valley

“It’s surprising these many decades later to find Napa wineries that continue to be family owned and operated – those whose personal stories are woven into the historic fabric of the renowned valley. Baldacci Family Vineyards is one such winery…”


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She's Single

July 21, 2022


Popular Wine Brands

“Perfectly paired with a delicious charcuterie + cheese board, this is a praiseworthy Pinot that drinks above its price point.”


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July 2022


Baldacci Family Vineyards Named Tripadvisor 2022 Traveler’s Choice Award Winner

We are honored to be recognized as a 2022 Tripadvisor Traveler’s Choice award winner.


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Connoisseur's Guide

June 2022


Pinot Noir

“This is a Pinot Noir that hits all the right varietal marks from its incisive, wonderfully continuous, ripe cherry fruit to its careful appointment of oak and it’s lovely, slightly velvety texture.”


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Vintner Magazine

June 24, 2022


Vintner Q&A with Michael Baldacci

“We have begun to step into our new role as not just a family-owned winery, but a luxury family-owned winery that produces top-tier Cabernet Sauvignon from many of the valley’s most esteemed appellations and vineyard sites.”


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Sunset Food & Drink

June 20, 2022


Sunset Food & Drink Newsletter


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Visit Napa Valley

June 15, 2022


Winery Cave Tours & Tastings in Napa Valley

“As part of a recent (and massive) renovation, the Baldacci team decided to construct a 7,000 square-foot wine cave under the winery’s knoll by drilling through solid rock. Later, another 11,000 square feet was completed in 2020.”


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Wine Industry Network Advisor

June 14, 2022


Sunset International Wine Competition Announces Winners

Best of Show Dessert Wine: Baldacci Family Vineyards 2019 Late Harvest Gewürztraminer (96)


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South Florida Reporter

June 13, 2022


Father’s Day Wines

“These are very heady wines to complement dad’s big, juicy steak on the grill.”


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June 8, 2022


The Best Last-Minute Father’s Day Gifts

“The vino connoisseur will so appreciate this indulgent Napa Valley cabernet. It’s the perfect way to toast dad.”


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Beverage Industry News

June 7, 2022


Wine Buzz: Everyday White

“Among the newest limited-production releases from Baldacci Family Vineyards in Napa is the Carneros Estate Grown Chardonnay 2019.”


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Life & Style

June 6, 2022


The Ultimate 2022 Gift Guide for Holidays, Birthdays and Beyond

“We’re partial to the red blend but any wines from Baldacci Family Vineyards out of Napa Valley make amazing gifts.”


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Beverage Media - Metro New York

June 2022


Wine Buzz: Everyday White

“A versatile summer white with citrusy acidity and layers of Meyer lemon, mango, and candied orange.”


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Wine Searcher

May 30, 2022


Wine’s Supply Crisis: Opportunity in Disguise

“Napa’s Baldacci Family Vineyards had 50 acres under vine across three vineyards, and the shortage and inflation crisis has prompted the team to redouble sustainability efforts.”


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San Francisco Chronicle Datebook

May 28, 2022


How to Recover after BottleRock 2022

“Catching all the musical acts and Culinary Stage craziness at BottleRock doesn’t leave much free time for wine tasting at Napa Valley’s renowned estates, but a flight of Cabernet could be just what your body needs to push through the long weekend’s hangover.”


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Vintner Magazine

May 20, 2022


Four Growth Opportunities Wineries are Pursuing

“Michael Baldacci, owner and Winemaker of Baldacci Family Vineyards in Napa, California, said to keep an eye out for new wines from the company in the near future.”


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May 7, 2022


Mother’s Day Gift Guide: Big Red Wines

“This limited production Cabernet Sauvignon derives its grapes from a vineyard that has been in continuous production since 1888 in its Stag Leap AVA.”


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Connoisseur's Guide

April 2022


Volume 46, Issue 6: April 2022

“Every so often a wine comes along that stands out head and shoulders above the rest. This is just such a wine which finds its way into rare company, and, from beginning to end, it is among the finest Cabernet Sauvignons we have encountered over the years…”


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Travel + Leisure

February 16, 2022


Explore Napa Valley’s Art, Brandy, Blooms, and Wine in This Episode of ‘Walk With T+L’

“While vineyards are gorgeous at any time of year, go to Napa during the annual mustard bloom (typically between January and March) to be surrounded by tall, cheery yellow flowers…”


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