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The Thomas Collection

2018 Cabernet Sauvignon

 
The Thomas Collection is a testament to our family’s unwavering commitment to crafting exceptional wines. Sold as a limited 3-bottle set in a custom alder wood box, this collection represents the finest of our estate-grown Cabernet Sauvignon.

 

 

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The Story of The Thomas Collection

 

Accolades

“A tiny production release, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon The Thomas Collection is all varietal (I believe) that spent 22 months in barrel before bottling, and is held back in bottle before release. Its saturated plum/purple hue is followed by a terrific nose of smoky black fruits, chocolatey oak, iron, and leafy herbs which turns slightly more floral and exotic with time in the glass. It’s rich, full-bodied, has beautiful mid-palate depth, and nicely integrated tannins and acidity. It’s a big, rich, powerful wine that will benefit from another 2-3 years of bottle age and I suspect evolve for 15 years. 95 points.” -Jeb Dunnuck

“If you’re looking for a holiday gift that will wow the wine lover in your life, look no further than The Thomas Collection, 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, sold as a limited 3-bottle set. Baldacci Family Vineyards has just released the inaugural vintage of its 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, crafted from the family’s most-prized estate vineyard blocks in Stags Leap District and Diamond Mountain District in Napa Valley.” -Forbes, This 3-Bottle Set of Cabernet Sauvignon Will Win Christmas

“It could very well be one of the best Napa Valley reds to emanate from the region in recent years. Do not hesitate or deliberate if you are ever fortunate to have in your presence a soul generous enough to offer to open a bottle. Extraordinary stuff.” -Drinkhacker

“This is the inaugural edition of this special cabernet sauvignon from grapes grown in the estate’s Stags Leap District and Diamond Mountain District – two areas known for their concentrated, rich wines. Named in honor of winemaker Michael Baldacci’s father, it is a profound wine aged for 22 months in all new French oak barriques designed with a proprietary oak and toast profile.” -South Florida Reporter

“If you want to pick up just one bottle for any oenophiles on your gift list, make it this inaugural limited release of three bottle set of fantastic reds from Baldacci Family Vineyards.” -Forbes, The Perfect Holiday Wines For Every Occasion

2018 Thomas Collection Cabernet Sauvignon

Stags Leap District & Diamond Mountain District, Napa Valley

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Crafted by Winemaker Michael Baldacci, the inaugural release of The Thomas Collection is a bold and captivating expression of our most exceptional vineyard sites. Aged for 22 months in 100% new French oak and an additional 36 months in the bottle before release, The Thomas Collection is ready to enjoy now and will continue to evolve over the next 8-10 years.

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The Inaugural 2018 Vintage

The 2018 vintage stands as the inaugural release of The Thomas Collection. Near-ideal conditions saw a mild spring and a summer of steady warmth, allowing a patient approach to harvest.

A Tale of Two Terroirs

Winery Ranch, Stags Leap District

Acquired in 1998, our family’s winemaking journey began at Winery Ranch. Nestled within the Stags Leap District, the vineyard benefits from cooling marine breezes and nighttime cold air currents. The Stags Leap fruit for The Thomas Collection is sourced from Block 4, where Clone 6 Cabernet Sauvignon thrives in volcanic gravel loam soils, producing intensely flavored fruit.

Stella Knight Vineyard, Diamond Mountain District

Acquired in 2013 by my grandfather Paul and father, the Stella Knight Vineyard in Calistoga, Diamond Mountain District enjoys the welcome shade of the afternoon sun. This unique terroir, combined with Clone 6 Cabernet Sauvignon in Block 3, results in a balanced fruit profile and refreshing acidity with a rich structure, all accentuated by a warm Mediterranean climate.

A Limited Production Release

Crafted exclusively from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, The Thomas Collection matures for 22 months in 100% new French oak barriques, using a proprietary oak and toast profile designed exclusively for this wine. The oak plays a complementary role, emphasizing characteristics unveiled during extended maceration and contributing rounded complexity.

The Thomas Collection is a unique opportunity to acquire an expression that embodies our winemaking philosophy, uniting our commitment to land stewardship and our devotion to precision in the cellar. With only 250 sets available and sequential numbering on each bottle, every set becomes a one-of-a-kind inclusion in your cellar.