Beaulieu Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Georges de Latour Private Reserve Napa Valley
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195 Ratings
Beaulieu Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Georges de Latour Private Reserve Napa Valley

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Wine Description

(From 2012 Vintage) with deep, ripe aromas of crushed blackberries, dark cherries, bittersweet chocolate and violets. The highly saturated black-fruit flavors echo the aromas as they expand across the palate and persiston the finish. Nuances of toffee and toasted oak spices, from aging in 100 percent new French oak barrels, add even more complexity.

Winemaker's Notes

(From 1946 Vintage) This wine is nearly opaque black-ruby with purple highlights. The aromas show dark fruits, licorice, black pepper and minerals, with Rutherford accents of black olive, peppercorn and dark cherry. Full-bodied in texture, this wine has pronounced, dense and concentrated flavors of black currant, anise, sweet vanilla and distinctive minerality. The rich tannins are balanced by medium acidity providing freshness. Full of character, this vintage will require 7 to 9 years aging to reach maturity, yet tastes read more...This wine is nearly opaque black-ruby with purple highlights. The aromas show dark fruits, licorice, black pepper and minerals, with Rutherford accents of black olive, peppercorn and dark cherry. Full-bodied in texture, this wine has pronounced, dense and concentrated flavors of black currant, anise, sweet vanilla and distinctive minerality. The rich tannins are balanced by medium acidity providing freshness. Full of character, this vintage will require 7 to 9 years aging to reach maturity, yet tastes fine now; it is an excellent example of the vintage. Pairings: Pairs well with roast beef, leg of lamb, Fontina, Stilton or Montgomery's Cheddar cheeses. orange dotted line Winemaking Georges de Latour Cabernet Sauvignon showcases our best fruit, primarily derived from the original BV vineyards in Rutherford, now enhanced by a high percentage of unique clones with stronger flavors, like Clone 6, Clone 4 and Clone 337. These vineyards and a few others in Oakville and St. Helena are moderate- to low-yielding sites with gravelly-loam soils and ideal drainage for Cabernet Sauvignon. Vintage Notes The 2003 vintage was a season of contrasts—a cool wet spring, then warm late May, cool June-July and wet August, followed by heat waves in September-October leading to a late harvest finale in November! The even pace of harvest allowed us to pick fruit at optimum maturity. The quality of the late-picked grapes like Cabernet Sauvignon was excellent. The extended summer-like weather in fall was ultimately the key factor in producing high quality fruit this vintage. Varietal: 100% Cabernet Appellation: 100% Napa Valley Alcohol: 14.2% Aging Potential: Up to 20 years (hide)

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    Medium-bodied, with cedar, anise and sage-laced cherry and berry flavors that fall into the simple-but-pleasing category. Drink now through 2011. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 14,000 cases made.

    over 3 years
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    Very Good

    over 4 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Spectator
    Rating: 83/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 10/31/2006
  • Robert Parker
    Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 06/23/2013