There's Baers In Them Woods
It was worth the trip. Baer offered two wines - 2003 Ursa and 2003 Arctos. The Ursa is their "signature" wine and comes 90% from Stillwater Creek vineyard (thanks, Alborgs) and 10% from Boushey Vineyards (thank you, Dick Boushay) and is 50% Merlot, 44% Cabernet Franc, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 1% Malbec. In other words it is a right bank Bordeaux-style blend. Baer describes it as feminine, but I found it hard and linear, needing age. Perhaps I got a sample from the bottom of the bottle (about $29).
The Arctos (which was sold out at the winery, but will be available at retail outlets in the coming weeks) has beautiful fruit and would definitely get a rating of "90." My wine note just says "Wow." Arctos is 72% Cabernet Sauvignon 10$% Merlot, 8% Cabernet France, 7% Petite Verdot, and 3% Malbec. The grapes are 100% from Stillwater Creek Vineyard and, like the Ursa, the wine is aged entirely in new French oak barrels for 21 months and bottled unfined and unfiltered. A classic left bank Bordeaux style blend, dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon, this wine proves that I am not biased in favor of fruit-forward Merlot dominated wines (about $34).