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Beaulieu Bv Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 2003

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Wine Tasting Notes This is a handcrafted wine in every sense of the word. The pronounced bouquet shows ripe concentrated blackberry and black olive notes. Intense, black fruit flavors are framed by firm, mouth-coating tannins and moderate acidity. A chewy finish and great fruit concentration suggest that this wine could use at least 8 to 10 years of aging. Pair this stunning wine with grilled filet mignon, roast leg of lamb and firm cheese like Parmigiano-Reggiano.

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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
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RiceSelect's fragrant Jasmati® is blended with eggs, milk and fall's favorite spices, cinnamon and nutmeg, to create a delicious rice pudding, which is layered on top of fluffy cream cheese and abuttery pecan crust. Pairs well with a bold, tawny port with flavors of dried fruits, nuts, and spices.

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Snooth User: winetipcolt
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04/08/2009

Both - no


Snooth User: chang8317
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3.50 5
09/24/2007

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External Reviews for Beaulieu Bv Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon

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Source: Shop Wine Direct
01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesThis is a handcrafted wine in every sense of the word. The pronounced bouquet shows ripe concentrated blackberry and black olive notes. Intense, black fruit flavors are framed by firm, mouth-coating tannins and moderate acidity. A chewy finish and great fruit concentration suggest that this wine could use at least 8 to 10 years of aging. Pair this stunning wine with grilled filet mignon, roast leg of lamb and firm cheese like Parmigiano-Reggiano.


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Source: Shop Wine Direct
01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesOur Clone 4 has a deep, violet-ruby color. Aromas of dark cherry, baked earth, and anise fruit scents are complemented an added layer of smoky intensity. Medium-full bodied, the wine shows great textural richness and length on the palate, with fine tannins and rich berry and mineral fruit flavors. Hints of black olive and lovely, toasty French oak vanilla support the delicious ripe fruit high notes, giving great complexity and spiciness to this velvety wine. This is a handcrafted wine in every sense of the word. This vintage should mature well for 10 years or more.



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Wine Tasting Notes This is a handcrafted wine in every sense of the word. The pronounced bouquet shows ripe concentrated blackberry and black olive notes. Intense, black fruit flavors are framed by firm, mouth-coating tannins and moderate acidity. A chewy finish and great fruit concentration suggest that this wine could use at least 8 to 10 years of aging. Pair this stunning wine with grilled filet mignon, roast leg of lamb and firm cheese like Parmigiano-Reggiano.

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