If our Winery Ranch is the soul of our brand then our Brenda’s Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon is the heart. Named in honor of my mother, Brenda Baldacci, who brings wisdom, beauty, and grace to our family, this is the wine that holds my attention each vintage. Every vineyard has a personality and I spend the growing season searching for the blocks which show the most concentration and consistency within the fruit profile. Once the blocks are identified I look for more signs during the fermentation process. Does the color build to a dense, dark purple? Do the flavors continue to develop and show depth? Once the lots have been separated I then marry the wine with specially selected barrels from four different coopers. I like medium to heavy toast but with a sweetness that supports the rich fruit profile. The tannin from the fruit is folded into the oak tannin to bring a texture to the palate that is heady and intoxicating. This is the wine that gets tucked away into the cellar for those momentous life occasions. It is a wine that is both celebratory and worshiped. ~Michael Baldacci
Brenda's Vineyard is created each year from a selection of our most concentrated and expressive barrel lots. This is our most treasured Cabernet Sauvignon and we know this beauty will charm for decades.
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation: Stags Leap District
Vineyard Designation: Winery Ranch Vineyard
Bottling Date: July 24, 2019
Cases Produced: 1,212 cases (6 x 750ml)