VOLUME 9, ISSUE 38
February 22, 2014
ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE:
Williams Selyem Estate Vineyard: A Description & Vertical Tasting Tasting Aged Williams Selyem Pinot Noir: Bottled Surprises Pinot Noir “Clone 95”: Dick Erath Revives an Old Treasure Failla Wines Sips of Recently Tasted Wines Hearty Burgundy Celebrates 50 Years Tasting Rooms Threatening to Overtax Healdsburg and Sonoma Pinot Briefs
Baldacci Family Vineyards
Acquired by Tom and Brenda Baldacci in 1997, this 17-acre property is located on the west side of Silverado Trail near the Yountville Crossroad. In 2000, a 7,000-square-foot wine production cave in the hillside behind the tasting room was added. The winemaker is Rolando Herrera, a former winemaker at Chateau Potelle, Vine Cliff, and Paul Hobbs. Herrera's vineyard management company that manages the Baldacci's vineyard holdings.
The winery is known for its three estate Stag's Leap Cabernet Sauvignons. Two Pinot Noirs are produced: a Carneros (the Baldaccis have 22 acres of vines in Carneros) and Russian River Valley bottling.
The tasting room is in a restored 1923 farm house and is open daily by appointment (707-944-9261).
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