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Beaulieu Bv Georges de Latour Private Reserve 1975

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These wines are truly bold and expressive of our relentless commitment to benchmark Napa Valley winemaking. Led by the Georges de Latour Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, our reserve wines represent the best of the vintage. As the ultimate expression of our passion for great wine, they emphasize intensity of flavor, harmonious balance, and respect for the vineyards that have profided our finest grapes over the decades.

Beaulieu Vineyard:
"Beau lieu" - A Beautiful Story about a Beautiful Place In 1900, when Georges de Latour's wife, Fernande, first laid eyes on the land that would become their original Rutherford vineyard, she named it "beau lieu," or "beautiful place." Shortly thereafter, de Latour sold his thriving cream of tartar business, bought the four-acre ranch and founded Beaulieu Vi... Read more
"Beau lieu" - A Beautiful Story about a Beautiful Place In 1900, when Georges de Latour's wife, Fernande, first laid eyes on the land that would become their original Rutherford vineyard, she named it "beau lieu," or "beautiful place." Shortly thereafter, de Latour sold his thriving cream of tartar business, bought the four-acre ranch and founded Beaulieu Vineyard with the vision of making Napa Valley wines that would rival those of his native France. De Latour quickly made a name for himself by importing Phylloxera-resistant rootstock from Europe to the recently-ravaged fledgling California wine industry. He also began selling wine to the Catholic Church, establishing a strong relationship that would allow Beaulieu Vineyard to become the only Napa Valley winery to remain in business during Prohibition. In fact, during Prohibition the winery increased its business. After the repeal in 1933, de Latour began searching for someone who could contribute European winemaking expertise. In 1938, he traveled to France and returned with André Tchelistcheff, famed viticulturist and enologist who instituted the philosophy of continuous innovation in vineyard and winery to which we remain dedicated today. Tchelistcheff introduced cold fermentation for white wines, malolactic fermentation for reds and aging red wines in small, French oak barrels. He also tasted the de Latour family's private wine-what they called "Private Reserve"-from the 1936 vintage. This Cabernet Sauvignon-based wine was so distinctive that Tchelistcheff insisted it be bottled and sold as the winery's flagship offering. The result was the inaugural release of Georges de Latour Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, a wine that was destined to become Napa Valley's first "cult" Cabernet. Today we continue to turn to innovative practices to craft wines in our bold, classic style. We have become a leader in clonal research, and our BV Clone Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon wines are highly acclaimed. Most recently we completed a new state-of-the-art winery within one of our original buildings. The Georges de Latour Private Reserve Winery utilizes the latest technology in combination with time-honored traditions for the production of this exceptional, wine-the longtime benchmark of Rutherford Cabernet. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Beaulieu Bv Georges de Latour Private Reserve

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,748
4.00 5
02/11/2009

A pristine bottle. Popped and poured with an immediate nose of earth, leather, rich tea and gentle oak joined by a flourish of green herbs and creeping smoky chipotle. In the mouth there is lovely bottle sweetness though the wine starts out a touch austere leading the acidity to poke through the sweet red berry fruit that is framed with subtle tones of tobacco and dried funghi. The finish is extremely long driven by the bright acidity and the wine gains a touch of flesh on the mid-palate while remaining zingy. Just showing a touch of incipient decay on the feathery edges, i could have asked for a better showing. Drink up sooner rather than later but from this staff as good as it could get.


External Reviews for Beaulieu Bv Georges de Latour Private Reserve

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
02/01/2012

Last Tasted 3/92 This is a good rather than great Beaulieu Private Reserve, with a narrow aromatic and flavor profile. Cleanly made, with ripe, jammy, cassis fruit, it possesses light to medium body, and a compact, spicy, moderately tannic finish. Dr... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 1975 Beaulieu Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve Georges de Latour 750ml



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These wines are truly bold and expressive of our relentless commitment to benchmark Napa Valley winemaking. Led by the Georges de Latour Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, our reserve wines represent the best of the vintage. As the ultimate expression of our passion for great wine, they emphasize intensity of flavor, harmonious balance, and respect for the vineyards that have profided our finest grapes over the decades.

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