In 1998 my family purchased our Winery Ranch, located along the Silverado Trail. The vineyard has been in continuous wine grape production since 1888 and we feel the obligation to remain passionate guardians of this beautiful place. My intention for each vintage with the Black Label is to create an expression of Cabernet Sauvignon that reflects both the rich history of the vineyard as well as the iconic Stags Leap District AVA. I strive for the balanced structure that comes from the silky skin tannin married with the complexity of medium-toast French oak that I source from seven different coopers. The front palate is the hook: explosive dark berry fruit that grabs my attention. The rich front end of the wine carries through to a long, complex finish. This wine has range! Whether you want to pair it with an impromptu BBQ with friends and family or a formal holiday meal, this is a wine for every occasion. Likewise, decanted in its youth or tucked away into your cellar, both options will be well enjoyed! ~Michael Baldacci
Richly textured with dark berry fruits and a full-bodied yet balanced structure...a classic Cabernet Sauvignon!
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation: Stags Leap District
Vineyard Designation: Winery Ranch Vineyard
Bottling Date: July 25, 2019
Cases Produced: 2,060 cases (12 x 750ml)