Beaulieu Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Rutherford 2009

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A standard bearer in California value cab sauv- BV has been around a long time, and this is one of the workhorse wines that make it so. Great value with great taste!

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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: tabednar
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3.50 5
11/12/2011

Full bodied and very smooth. Rich aroma and a taste that is full of fruits. Nicely layered with even tannins that balance the palate well. Great, long finish. Great deal for the price.


External Reviews for Beaulieu Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Rutherford

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Source: We Speak Wine
01/03/2013

Elegant and creamy, our 2009 Carneros Chardonnay unfolds in layers of peach and ripe pear, with delicate floral notes. Hints of vanilla from fermentation and aging in small oak barrels add enticing complexity. The honey-fruit flavors expand across the palate and culminate in a lasting crème brûlée finish. Napa Valley's excellent 2009 growing season retained ideal acidity in the grapes, which beautifully balanced the wine's creamy flavors and silky texture. - WineryVarietal Composition: 98% Chardonnay 2% ViognierHarvest Dates: Early to mid-SeptemberBarrel Aging: 88% barrel fermented and aged for 10 months68% French oak21% Hungarian oak11% American oak(18% new barrels)Appellation: 100% Los Carneros AVA, Napa ValleyAlcohol: 14.5%Acidity: 6.0 g/LpH: 3.49Ageablity: 2010 to 2015 or longer, if properly stored


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
06/28/2013

Elegant and creamy, our 2009 Carneros Chardonnay unfolds in layers of peach and ripe pear, with delicate floral notes. Hints of vanilla from fermentation and aging in small oak barrels add enticing complexity. The honey-fruit flavors expand across the palate and culminate in a lasting crème brûlée finish. Napa Valley's excellent 2009 growing season retained ideal acidity in the grapes, which beautifully balanced the wine's creamy flavors and silky texture. - WineryVarietal Composition: 98% Chardonnay 2% ViognierHarvest Dates: Early to mid-SeptemberBarrel Aging: 88% barrel fermented and aged for 10 months68% French oak21% Hungarian oak11% American oak(18% new barrels)Appellation: 100% Los Carneros AVA, Napa ValleyAlcohol: 14.5%Acidity: 6.0 g/LpH: 3.49Ageablity: 2010 to 2015 or longer, if properly stored ** SOLD OUT **



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A standard bearer in California value cab sauv- BV has been around a long time, and this is one of the workhorse wines that make it so. Great value with great taste!

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