Thursday, January 7, 2021
2017 Baldacci Vineyards Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District
What an amazing way to start off the new year! If this bottle is any indication of how 2021 is going to treat us, then bring it on. If you don't know by now, 100% Cabernet is my absolute favorite wine (if I had to choose just one). The Baldacci Vineyards 2017 Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon (Stags Leap District) will leave your mouth watering just after the first whiff or two. This is one of those "make a fist" while taking in the powerful and layered aromas of blackberry, barn wood, dried figs and subtle spices. This wine is young but you wouldn't know it by the amazing blackberry, tobacco, cocoa powder, hints of raspberry at times and baking spices that introduce themselves and marry for a remarkable tasting experience. The wine glides in the mouth effortlessly and finishes as smooth as as any wine in recent memory. To me, this is one of those wines that you shake your head at in disbelief that something could taste this good. I would love to re-visit this wine in 1, 5 and 10 years! I would imagine it will be even more remarkable then if that is even possible.
Napa Valley, California (Stags Leap District)
2,060 cases produced
Suggested retail price: $90.00
Drink The Bottles score: 96/100
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