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Baldacci Family Vineyards

Heirloom

2017 Cabernet Sauvignon
Stags Leap District
Release Date October 2020
  • 100% single vineyard

  • 100% estate grown

  • 100% estate produced


Michael Baldacci

Michael Baldacci, Winemaker

Country Born
United States
Winery Experience
7 years

Michael Baldacci
President
Baldacci Family Vineyards

Exceptional quality wine all begins with a passion. "My passion is one rooted in family," Michael says, "a passion to produce honest wines that best embody my family's love for great wine and the unique estate vineyards that Baldacci represents."

Though he was born and raised in the Bay Area, Michael Baldacci spent many days as a young boy walking his family's vineyards.
Struck early on by the delicacy with which man and nature must work together to make beautiful wines, Michael returned to Napa Valley as an adult to become part of the team at Baldacci Family Vineyards.

New to the business but a veteran of the land, Michael took on a managerial role at the winery after four years of undergraduate study in Los Angeles with the same goal his father had had nearly twelve years before: to make wines that represent the character of the land, the grapes, and the family Baldacci represents.

A boutique winery, with their first vintage in 2000, Baldacci Family Vineyards focuses strictly on single-vineyard wines. The total estate owned acreage includes the original 17-acre estate in the heart of the Stags Leap District, as well as a 20-acre property in Carneros. The newest addition to the estate vineyard portfolio is an 8.5-acre property in Calistoga, a warmer micro-climate of Napa Valley whose lush fruit perfectly complements the Cabernet Sauvignon from Stags Leap. Total production approaches 8,000 cases each year, nearly all of which are single-vineyard, single-varietal wines expressing their respective terroirs.

Michael can be found all around the winery, from the cellar to the tasting room, behind a desk or in the vineyards he first walked in as a child. "The Stags Leap District is an iconic area of Napa," he believes, "and our family's wines strive to show each and every consumer why it is truly the best area in the world to grow world class Cabernet."

Rolando Herrera

Rolando Herrera, Winemaker

Listen to the vineyard.
Country Born
Mexico
Winery Experience
20-30 years
Education
On the job training and lots of practice!

Rolando Herrera has been making wine in the Napa Valley for 30 years. First as a cellar worker at Stags Leap Wine Cellars, then as their cellar master, then (with a few stops in between) director of wine for Paul Hobbs, and finally as the owner of his own winery and the winemaker at Baldacci Family Vineyards.