Time to BLEND!!
Spring is the time that Rolando gets deep into the caves and starts to put together the final blends for our 2009 Cabernets. As many of you know, our Black Label Cabernet is 100% Cabernet from our Estate vineyard but it is built from many different blocks. During the previous year’s harvest, Rolando will pick the grapes, when they are ready, in small sections. This small-batch fermentation allows the grapes “the chance to express themselves” and become individual components of the final blend. Each block might have a dominant characteristic — color, tannin, aroma, rich flavor and body — and it is Rolando’s task to find just the right blend of each block to create the perfectly balanced Baldacci Family Vineyrads Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon. What if a block doesn’t make the blend? Rolando determines if that block is still “Baldacci” quality and moves it into the IV Sons Fraternity — the perfect everyday red wine!!
Carolyn Pollack recently visited Baldacci Family Vineyards on a stop from her “Seasons of America” series on the QVC. Carolyn and her husband Bill arrived via bike and enjoyed time with Mike as they tasted the Baldacci wines and toured the vineyards, winery and wine caves. With the very first taste of the Chardonnay, Carolyn discovered that she and the Baldacci’s had something in common — Thomas and Brenda Baldacci call their Chardonnay Sorelle (sisters in Italian), to honor Tom’s three sisters; and Carolyn’s most loyal fans are known as Sincerely Sisters!
Carolyn Pollacks’ sterling jewelry designs are featured on QVC’s Sincerely, Carolyn Pollack. Carolyn creates unusually colorful and distinctively bold jewelry for the contemporary women who wear these beautifully sculptural pieces of art to express their own vibrant outlook on life. Sincerely, Carolyn Pollack jewelry is proudly crafted for QVC in Albuquerque, New Mexico at Bill and Carolyn Pollack’s design and production studio.
Check out Carolyn, her Napa Valley excursion and this amazing new collection starting on May 19th on the QVC. Until then … look through her beautiful collections at Sincerely, Carolyn Pollack.