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Beaulieu Bv Coastal Chardonnay 2005

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Wine Tasting Notes The first impression of this Chardonnay is of crisp apple, citrus and white floral perfume, followed by flavors of the same. The wine has a bright acidity, perfect for pairing with Caesar salad with grilled chicken, salmon in cream sauce, or pork roast.

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"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
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Snooth User: moricherson
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4.50 5
11/05/2009

Four and a half glasses


External Reviews for Beaulieu Bv Coastal Chardonnay

External Review
Source: Shop Wine Direct
01/17/2009

Wine Enthusiast ReviewI love this Chard for its bright, brisk acidity that fires up the palate, only to reward it with ripe, delicious flavors of Key lime pie, kiwi and pineapple. Oak adds notes of buttered toast and vanilla. The result is rich, refined and complex, a Chardonnay to linger over.


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Source: Shop Wine Direct
01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesMedium yellow-gold color. Strong pear and apple aromas typical of Carneros Chardonnay, combined with the rich toasty-vanilla and caramel scents from new oak and a hint of butteriness reflect the fine vintage conditions. Medium full-bodied texture, with rich fruit flavors complemented by nutty-vanilla and spice accents showcase bright acidity that leaves a refreshing note to the finish.


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Source: CityWineCellar.com
07/05/2010

"Pale green-gold color. Fine, fresh apple-citrus aromas with a hint of vanilla. Medium bodied, the flavors match the aromas, with distinctive white peach and citrus elements that linger and provide wonderful refreshment.


External Review
Source: Shop Wine Direct
01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesThe first impression of this Chardonnay is of crisp apple, citrus and white floral perfume, followed by flavors of the same. The wine has a bright acidity, perfect for pairing with Caesar salad with grilled chicken, salmon in cream sauce, or pork roast.



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Wine Tasting Notes The first impression of this Chardonnay is of crisp apple, citrus and white floral perfume, followed by flavors of the same. The wine has a bright acidity, perfect for pairing with Caesar salad with grilled chicken, salmon in cream sauce, or pork roast.

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