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Beaulieu Vineyard Bv Chardonnay Coastal 2016

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Aging on the lees adds textural dimension to this simple, juicy chardonnay, its flavors pointed toward lime and peach. Try it with chilled sweet corn bisque.

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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 Bv Chardonnay Coastal

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Snooth User: McChef
150667818
3.50 5
Vintage: 2012 05/30/2014

Three and a half glasses


2.50 5
Vintage: 2010 12/19/2011

Oaky, average for a $8 chard


Snooth User: Cheri
43567545
3.00 5
Vintage: 2009 04/20/2011

Three glasses


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,203
3.50 5
Vintage: 2008 11/14/2009

Nice banana and melon mixed with some oak. BV tasting 11/14/09 Lee's Discount Liquor


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,203
3.00 5
Vintage: 2008 11/14/2009

BV tasting 11/14/09 Lee's Discount Liquor


Snooth User: katiebrown98
59433918
4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 10/08/2010

Four glasses


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,203
3.50 5
Vintage: 2007 08/01/2009

WS gave this 90 pts. I didn't enjoy the Napa too much, but the Carneros was a nice, rich example of nectarine, tangerine and pear. Nice acidity. Clean yet lingering finish.


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External Reviews for Beaulieu Vineyard Bv Chardonnay Coastal

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Vintage: 2011 06/25/2014

Aging on the lees adds textural dimension to this simple, juicy chardonnay, its flavors pointed toward lime and peach. Try it with chilled sweet corn bisque.


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Vintage: 2011 06/25/2014

An easy-going Chardonnay. It’s rich in orange jam, vanilla and buttered toast flavors, with a streak of bright acidity providing balance.


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Vintage: 2009 01/03/2012

Therersquo;s a lot of Chard character here, in the flavors of peaches, pears, Asian spices, buttery toast and cream. A large proportion of the grapes came from Monterey, which also helps explain the crispness.


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Vintage: 2008 09/27/2011

A clean, chamomile-scented chardonnay, this cuts the ripeness of its fruit with spicy acidity. Chill for a pork chop smothered in caramelized onions. An exceptional value.


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Vintage: 2008 05/22/2011

There's a lot of Chard character here, in the flavors of peaches, pears, Asian spices, buttery toast and cream. A large proportion of the grapes came from Monterey, which also helps explain the crispness.


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Vintage: 2008 05/22/2011

This lemony wine boasts modest citrus aromas and flavors coupled with sharp acidity. It has some pretty oak and spice notes.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 05/22/2011

Lemony-spicy flavors, bold and bright, in a nice, easy-drinking wine with lots


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