2010 IV Sons Fraternity
86 pts. ~ Robert Parker
We’ve always called the Fraternity our “every day” wine; however, there is nothing ordinary about the 2010 IV Sons Fraternity – a blend of varietals that create a unified flavor experience which is sure to delight!! The final blend includes Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Syrah and a dash of Malbec. This wine is powerful and filling. Aromas of cinnamon, plum, sweet oak, black olives, cherries and ground coffee entice you and the mouth-watering flavors of cranberries, ripe red fruits, white chocolate and smoky-sweet herbs are wrapped in delicious hints of vanilla from the accent of our 10% new American Oak (the rest of the barrels are French Oak, 40% new). The 2010 Fraternity is approachable and balanced and is the perfect pairing for most foods.
91 points in The 2014 World Wine Championships: "Opaque garnet black color. Resonant aromas of currant jam and honey butter on toast and light menthol tobacco with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tangy, brown spice, earth, and nutskin accented finish with chewy tannins. A serious table wine."
Kevin, Michael, Tommy & Matthew Baldacci
This bottle is named after Thomas’s four sons: Kevin, Michael, Tommy and Matthew. Featuring four varietals in this unbelievable blend, it is a true tribute that differing personalities form the strongest of bonds.
2014 World Wine Championships
4/19/2014 Tasted at the winery today. This new release is really an exciting wine with a nose of juicy cherry fruit, cinnamon spice, and dusty earth, more of the same on the palate, really showing and drinking well today, medium/big body, and long medium/finish. Blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Syrah, and Cabernet Franc.