103 Ratings
Beaulieu - BV Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon
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Winemaker's Notes

(From 2012 Vintage) Grapes from sites throughout Napa Valley were harvested at optimal maturity, then de-stemmed and gently crushed into open-top stainless steel fermenters. Fermentation lasted 7-10 days, reaching a peak juice temperature of 80 F, before pressi_level2ng off at dryness. Fifteen percent of the wine underwent malolactic fermentation in barrel, contributing to a richer mid-palate texture and well-integrated new oak component. The wine was further aged in a variety of oak barrels prior to blending and bottling for 18 months in American and European oak barrels.

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    WE 92 - There is an explosion of blackberry fruit, earthiness as you kick up some dust and a hint of dried leaf character." With opulent dark berry, black cherry, cocoa, anise, forest loam and mineral notes, the wine has well-integrated oak spices that heighten alongside fruity aromas for a long, lingering finish.

    over 3 years
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    heavy tannins, great flavor but after taste is bit stronger but it is god wine over all

    almost 2 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Robert Parker
    (From 2012 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 10/21/2014
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1993 Vintage) Rating: 83/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 12/15/96
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1990 Vintage) Rating: 85/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 10/31/93