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Beaulieu Bv Georges de Latour Private Reserve 1976

External Review by JJ Buckley Fine Wines:

Very ripe and oaky, this drought-year wine is highly concentrated with intense plum, cherry and a hint of raisin, finishing with an alcoholic aftertaste. Despite its extreme ripeness, it's balanced and powerful.--Georges de Latour Private Reserve ver... Wine Spectator. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 1976 Beaulieu Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve Georges de Latour 750ml

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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: Steeb
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4.50 5
01/22/2009

Four and a half glasses


External Reviews for Beaulieu Bv Georges de Latour Private Reserve

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
05/08/2009

Very ripe and oaky, this drought-year wine is highly concentrated with intense plum, cherry and a hint of raisin, finishing with an alcoholic aftertaste. Despite its extreme ripeness, it's balanced and powerful.--Georges de Latour Private Reserve ver... Wine Spectator. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 1976 Beaulieu Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve Georges de Latour 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/09/2011

At present, the 1976 is undoubtedly the greatest B.V. Private Reserve made in the last 30 years. The wine, which has been spectacular from its release, continues to be the richest, most exotic of all the B.V. Private Reserves I have tasted. Did the m... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 1976 Beaulieu Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve Georges de Latour 750ml



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