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Beaulieu Vineyard Pinot Noir Coastal Estates 2006

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"Cool coastal morning fog allowed the grapes extra time to ripen, yieldinga wine with delicious cherry, berry and spice notes with a hint of oak. Pairs beautifully with grilled salmon and roasted chicken or cheeses such as camembert and fontina." - The Winery

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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

Member Reviews for Beaulieu Vineyard Pinot Noir Coastal Estates

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Snooth User: CalKid
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2.50 5
01/01/2008

You know, when you spend under 10 for a pinot, you basically get what you deserve. Ok, so this was a very drinkable, medium, mild straight forward pinot, I think I paid about 9 for it in Palmer Ak. It did the job I suppose, but this was for Christmas Dinner and I had a lot of eating and drinking to do, so glad I got this one out of the way first. Probably won't buy this again.


Snooth User: Nicki Gig
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4.00 5
01/27/2010

Aromas of red cherry fruit, raspberries, sour cherries, a little bit of pepper, minerality and earth. On the palate - complex, luscious cherry fruit with inklings of pepper and spices. tannins need to open up more but has wonderful elegant flavors, and delicate finesse.


Snooth User: dkmrd5
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3.50 5
11/20/2008

Being a primarily white wine drinker, this is a red that I can turn too. It has soft tannins and mild oak so that it is easy to drink, doesn't leave your mouth dry and it doesn't have a harsh, hot finish. Fruity nose with berries as you first sip. Very good with meals.


Snooth User: ensmeyer
995354
2.00 5
11/21/2008

Mediocre at best. Very flat tasting, no real depth here. One could do much better n this price range with Red Truck for example


Snooth User: jjpalazzini
3937204
4.50 5
04/04/2010

Fabulous !


Snooth User: Violetstardom
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2.50 5
05/27/2009

Two and a half glasses


External Reviews for Beaulieu Vineyard Pinot Noir Coastal Estates

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

Simple with pretty cherry fruit, this light-bodied pinot has a fine mouthfeel and a quick, pungent finish. It will improve any cook-out immensely.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

Currant, stewed cherry and floral notes have soft structure and gentle oak overtones. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

Delicious red cherry, berry and spice notes. A harmonious Pinot Noir of increased fruitiness and complexity with a hint of oak.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

Straightforward, with modest tannin to lead pencil, strawberry and herbal flavors. Drink now through 2003.



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"Cool coastal morning fog allowed the grapes extra time to ripen, yieldinga wine with delicious cherry, berry and spice notes with a hint of oak. Pairs beautifully with grilled salmon and roasted chicken or cheeses such as camembert and fontina." - The Winery

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