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2011 Black Label Cabernet

2011 Black Label Cabernet

91 Points, Antonio Galloni

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Wine Specs
Cabernet Sauvignon
Stags Leap District
Vineyard Designation
Stags Leap District Estate
25-27 Brix at harvest
6.0 g/L
22 months 55% new French oak
Bottling Date
June 17, 2013
Residual Sugar
0.90 g/L
Alcohol %
Robert Parker
Stephen Tanzer's

Our commitment to crafting single vineyard and single varietal wines continues with the 12th vintage grown from our Stags Leap vineyard. The 2011 Black Label “exhibits a healthy deep/ruby/purple color, surprising depth, ripeness and juicy fruit and more richness.” 


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Wine Profile
91 Points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous "Plum, cassis and a host of super-ripe, inky blue/purplish fruit open up in Baldacci's 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon. Scents of mocha, bittersweet chocolate, cloves and licorice follow as this fleshy, dark Cabernet Sauvignon shows off its up-front, voluptuous personality. The style is immediate and opulent, with plenty of near-term appeal. This is another strong showing from Baldacci."
Vineyard Notes
Purchased in 1998, the Family Ranch is located in the Stags Leap District AVA of the Napa Valley. The climate is known for a longer growing season of warm days and cool nights—perfect for late-maturing varietals such as Cabernet Sauvignon with a signature style from this region known for its distinctive combination of power and elegance. We have 17.58 acres planted to Cabernet Sauvignon and a small amount of Cabernet Franc. Our production facility, barrel cave and visitor center are also located here.
Production Notes
All of our fruit passes through a small de-stemmer and is never crushed. We then bleed about 10% of the juice to allow for an increased ratio of skin to juice which adds structure, mouthfeel and color to the final wine. After 3 days of cold soak, the juice is inoculated and ferments for approximately 14 days. The wine is then pressed into tank and allowed to settle for 24 hours. The wine is then racked clean into 100% French oak barrels where it passes through malolactic fermentation and then ages for 20 months prior to bottling.
Winemaker Notes
100% Cabernet Sauvignon 100% Family Ranch Vineyard in Stags Leap District Cabernet Clone Selection: 8, 337 and 2
1,239 cases produced
Product Reviews
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Paul Harvey
(Feb 8, 2015 at 7:06 PM)
At Baldacci Family Vineyards, first taste of the new release, open nose of cassis and dark fruit, more of the same on the palate, medium/big body, fruit forward, needs three years to peak, touch earthy and hints of forest floor, pleasant, long finish.

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