2003 Beaulieu Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Georges de Latour Private Reserve Napa Valley
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189 Ratings
2003 Beaulieu Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Georges de Latour Private Reserve Napa Valley

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 1999 Vintage) Dark ruby-violet in color, the 1999 Georges de Latour demonstrates the benefits of judicious green-harvesting during a difficult vintage. Strongly aromatic, the wine reveals classic Rutherford scents of black-cherry, mineral, green and black peppercorn with anise. The flavors are ripe, yet less opulent than in 1998, reflecting the long cool growing season. Rich in berry , mineral , and mild herb flavors, with a supple, lively texture and very fruit forward, the fine, yet firm tannins provide a so...

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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
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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