Baldacci Family Vineyards

Fraternity Napa Valley Red Blend

9.023 ratings
9.03 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Red Blend
Game, Baking Spices, Duck, Goose, Potato, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Rice, Exotic Spices, Pasta, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Onion, Chicken, Pork, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Soft Cheese, Mushrooms, Tomato-Based, Turkey, Veal, Hard Cheese
Top Notes For
Ken Z
9.0

Drank 9/27/18 at a tasting event. Tasting pour.

Currant and plums with mild oak on the nose. Full bodied with currant, blackberry, with mild tannic backbone.



4/22/7/4/3 + 50 = 90

Drank 9/27/18 at a tasting event. Tasting pour.

Currant and plums with mild oak on the nose. Full bodied with currant, blackberry, with mild tannic backbone.



4/22/7/4/3 + 50 = 90

Sep 27th, 2018
Matt Trader

Always a great Napa Blend, year to year. Unfiltered and uncut, which makes it incredibly dense. The cork has literally almost a cm of gunk on it when you pull it. Blend if Syrah, Cab, and Merlot - black plum, casis liqueur, mocha, smoked cloves, tobacco, vanilla. The finish is lingering and mouth coating. I almost can't drink this one with out some sort of food to give the wine a reason, but none the less awesome stuff.

Always a great Napa Blend, year to year. Unfiltered and uncut, which makes it incredibly dense. The cork has literally almost a cm of gunk on it when you pull it. Blend if Syrah, Cab, and Merlot - black plum, casis liqueur, mocha, smoked cloves, tobacco, vanilla. The finish is lingering and mouth coating. I almost can't drink this one with out some sort of food to give the wine a reason, but none the less awesome stuff.

1 person found it helpfulMar 25th, 2018
Heather McCarty

Absolutely love!

Absolutely love!

Jul 1st, 2019
Paul K
9.0

Nose is cigar box and cherry. Huge body, paints the mouth. Plum, cherry, and currant. Balanced by tannins that are equal to the task. Everything is so big, if anything wasn’t it wouldn’t work, but does nicely. Wish I was having this with a 2” ribeye. Thanks for the bottle @J Greene

Nose is cigar box and cherry. Huge body, paints the mouth. Plum, cherry, and currant. Balanced by tannins that are equal to the task. Everything is so big, if anything wasn’t it wouldn’t work, but does nicely. Wish I was having this with a 2” ribeye. Thanks for the bottle @J Greene

Mar 26th, 2019
Kevin Cahill

Great Napa blend. Very fruit forward, but not too sweet and has plenty of depth.

Great Napa blend. Very fruit forward, but not too sweet and has plenty of depth.

Feb 20th, 2019
Ryan Vento

A solid blend that we’ll be getting again. Food-friendly, expressive, and opens up nicely over the course of a dinner.

A solid blend that we’ll be getting again. Food-friendly, expressive, and opens up nicely over the course of a dinner.

Jan 1st, 2018
Maurice Linton

Extremely approachable with silky tannins. Really nice dark fruit blueberries and plum with a hint of tobacco leaf.

Extremely approachable with silky tannins. Really nice dark fruit blueberries and plum with a hint of tobacco leaf.

Aug 11th, 2017
Ezekiel Hampton

Ezekiel had this 3 years ago

Ezekiel had this 3 years ago

Apr 20th, 2016
J Greene

J had this 4 months ago

J had this 4 months ago

Mar 20th, 2019
Francisko Paternoster

Francisko had this 7 months ago

Francisko had this 7 months ago

Dec 25th, 2018