Beaulieu Bv Georges de Latour Private Reserve 2010

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This wine is nearly opaque black-ruby with purple highlights. The aromas show dark fruits, licorice, black pepper and minerals, with Rutherford accents of black olive, peppercorn and dark cherry. Full-bodied in texture, this wine has pronounced, dense and concentrated flavors of black currant, anise, sweet vanilla and distinctive minerality. The rich tannins are balanced by medium acidity providing freshness. Full of character, this vintage will require 7 to 9 years aging to reach maturity, yet tastes fine now; it is an excellent example of the vintage. Pairings: Pairs well with roast beef, leg of lamb, Fontina, Stilton or Montgomery's Cheddar cheeses. orange dotted line Winemaking Georges de Latour Cabernet Sauvignon showcases our best fruit, primarily derived from the original BV vineyards in Rutherford, now enhanced by a high percentage of unique clones with stronger flavors, like Clone 6, Clone 4 and Clone 337. These vineyards and a few others in Oakville and St. Helena are moderate- to low-yielding sites with gravelly-loam soils and ideal drainage for Cabernet Sauvignon. Vintage Notes The 2003 vintage was a season of contrasts—a cool wet spring, then warm late May, cool June-July and wet August, followed by heat waves in September-October leading to a late harvest finale in November! The even pace of harvest allowed us to pick fruit at optimum maturity. The quality of the late-picked grapes like Cabernet Sauvignon was excellent. The extended summer-like weather in fall was ultimately the key factor in producing high quality fruit this vintage. Varietal: 100% Cabernet Appellation: 100% Napa Valley Alcohol: 14.2% Aging Potential: Up to 20 years

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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: jaxagent29
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5.00 5
01/19/2011

Very smooth and injoyable wine. Get 2 bottles, the first one goes fast.


Snooth User: kellirivers
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5.00 5
06/30/2013

Delicious!!!


Snooth User: snglmltrblnd84
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4.00 5
10/27/2012

Four glasses


External Reviews for Beaulieu Bv Georges de Latour Private Reserve

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

Delightfully pure and flavorful with generous plum blueberry and blackberry notes framed by solid yet friendly tannins. Most impressive on the finish where the flavors sail on. Best from 2014 through 2025.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

The strongest vintage since the 2007 is the 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve Georges de Latour. This beautifully ripe wine boasts a dense ruby/purple color along with abundant notes of cassis kirsch cedarwood foresty and background vanilla notes a full-bodied mouthfeel and moderately high tannins. Given the richer fruit concentration the tannins are easily balanced and do not interfere with currant drinkability or the potential for the wine to be cellared for two decades or more.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Georges de Latour Private Reserve is a drop-dead gorgeous beauty. Freshly cut flowers mint spices licorice and graphite all burst from the glass as the 2010 shows off its personality. While some of Beaulieu s 2010s are ripe and flashy the Georges de Latour is wonderfully fresh and alive in the glass not to mention absolutely classic in feel. Graphite violets and pencil shavings linger on the close. The 2010 has captured every bit of the potential I sensed last y


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/04/2014

The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Georges de Latour Private Reserve is a drop-dead gorgeous beauty. Freshly cut flowers mint spices licorice and graphite all burst from the glass as the 2010 shows off its personality. While some of Beaulieu s 2010s are ripe and flashy the Georges de Latour is wonderfully fresh and alive in the glass not to mention absolutely classic in feel. Graphite violets and pencil shavings linger on the close. The 2010 has captured every bit of the potential I sensed last year. Antonio Galloni.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/04/2014

The strongest vintage since the 2007 is the 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve Georges de Latour. This beautifully ripe wine boasts a dense ruby/purple color along with abundant notes of cassis kirsch cedarwood foresty and background vanilla notes a full-bodied mouthfeel and moderately high tannins. Given the richer fruit concentration the tannins are easily balanced and do not interfere with currant drinkability or the potential for the wine to be cellared for two decades or more. - Robert Parker Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
03/14/2014

Delightfully pure and flavorful, with generous plum, blueberry and blackberry notes, framed by solid yet friendly tannins. Most impressive on the finish, where the flavors sail on. Best from 2014 through 2025. 7,400 cases made. -JL The strongest vintage since the 2007 is the 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve Georges de Latour. This beautifully ripe wine boasts a dense ruby/purple color along with abundant notes of cassis, kirsch, cedarwood, foresty and background vanilla notes, a full-bodied mouthfeel, and moderately high tannins. Given the richer fruit concentration, the tannins are easily balanced and do not interfere with currant drinkability or the potential for the wine to be cellared for two decades or more. It's young, dry, tight and tannic, although there's obviously a core of ripe black currant and cherry fruit. To evaluate this wine properly, you have to know its history as one of Napa's most ageable Cabernets. Still, it's not a gr...


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
12/11/2014

Delightfully pure and flavorful, with generous plum, blueberry and blackberry notes, framed by solid yet friendly tannins. Most impressive on the finish, where the flavors sail on. Best from 2014 through 2025. 7,400 cases made. –JL - Wine Spectator Magazine 93 Points The strongest vintage since the 2007 is the 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve Georges de Latour. This beautifully ripe wine boasts a dense ruby/purple color along with abundant notes of cassis, kirsch, cedarwood, foresty and background vanilla notes, a full-bodied mouthfeel, and moderately high tannins. Given the richer fruit concentration, the tannins are easily balanced and do not interfere with currant drinkability or the potential for the wine to be cellared for two decades or more. - Robert Parker 93 Points It’s young, dry, tight and tannic, although there’s obviously a core of ripe black currant and cherry fruit. To evaluate this wine properly, you have to know its history as one of Napa’s most ageable Cabernets. Still, it’s not a great Georges. Hold until 2008 through 2010, but it could surprise. - S.H. - Wine Enthusiast Magazine 92 Points



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This wine is nearly opaque black-ruby with purple highlights. The aromas show dark fruits, licorice, black pepper and minerals, with Rutherford accents of black olive, peppercorn and dark cherry. Full-bodied in texture, this wine has pronounced, dense and concentrated flavors of black currant, anise, sweet vanilla and distinctive minerality. The rich tannins are balanced by medium acidity providing freshness. Full of character, this vintage will require 7 to 9 years aging to reach maturity, yet tastes fine now; it is an excellent example of the vintage. Pairings: Pairs well with roast beef, leg of lamb, Fontina, Stilton or Montgomery's Cheddar cheeses. orange dotted line Winemaking Georges de Latour Cabernet Sauvignon showcases our best fruit, primarily derived from the original BV vineyards in Rutherford, now enhanced by a high percentage of unique clones with stronger flavors, like Clone 6, Clone 4 and Clone 337. These vineyards and a few others in Oakville and St. Helena are moderate- to low-yielding sites with gravelly-loam soils and ideal drainage for Cabernet Sauvignon. Vintage Notes The 2003 vintage was a season of contrasts—a cool wet spring, then warm late May, cool June-July and wet August, followed by heat waves in September-October leading to a late harvest finale in November! The even pace of harvest allowed us to pick fruit at optimum maturity. The quality of the late-picked grapes like Cabernet Sauvignon was excellent. The extended summer-like weather in fall was ultimately the key factor in producing high quality fruit this vintage. Varietal: 100% Cabernet Appellation: 100% Napa Valley Alcohol: 14.2% Aging Potential: Up to 20 years

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